Launched in 1973, this collaboration platform is led by the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions of Europe (CPMR), which implements a wide array of policies and initiatives as an important contribution to the fight against climate change. They also involve concrete initiatives in the field of adaptation in many coastal regions.
The CPMR also insists on effective multi-level governance in the implementation of the COP21 climate agreement, in which regions have a key role to play. A bottom-up approach with regional plans for CO2 emissions reduction and adaptation that feed into the National plans can improve accuracy of data and credibility of plans. The initiative thus supports the development of coastal data, of expertise on coastal erosion, of specific strategies for Integrated Coastal management and promotes networking of regional observatories at sea-basin level.