At the end of February 2013 a successful and highly enjoyable Climate Change Adaptation Training School was organised by Tecnalia, CESER and the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI). Climate change adaptation managers for cities from 13 European countries attended the Training School which was held in Bilbao, Spain. Alistair Ford travelled by train from Newcastle to lead a day on urban integrated assessment modelling based on our Integrated Systems Demonstration of Cities .
A mixture of sessions led by industry, government and academic representatives delivered presentations, workshops and practical exercises to disseminate expert knowledge to assist policy makers who are beginning to address Climate Change Adaptation issues in European cities.
The School was financed by the European Cost Action TU-0902 (Integrated assessment technologies to support the sustainable development of urban areas) which is Chaired by CESER Director, Richard Dawson.