Communicating adaptation

New languages and an interactive platform to narrate the adaptation experiences in the Adriatic.


This interactive platform is dedicated to the topic of Climate Literacy in the Adriatic region. It has been created by the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC) within the Adriaclim project, financed by the Interreg Italy-Croatia Cooperation Programme, and is being updated with the contribution of many Italian and Croatian partner institutions who provide useful materials and information on their activities in the cross-border area of the programme. Here, you will find many different tools to help you understand your influence on the climate and its influence on you and society. We propose stories, facts and data that you can read, listen to, or watch and will take you on a journey towards the full comprehension of climate change and its effects on our everyday lives.



We simplify the writing of climate science. We give new life to words that seem relevant only to experts and academics but that actually have come to be part of our daily language. We dive into t he heart of the climate change discourse to extract key concepts that allow us to understand the issue and the possible solutions.



Images represent reality, readily and universally. We believe in images as vehicles to share information and as access points to knowledge. Through the synergy between words and images, we create an innovative and stimulating language that opens the doors to knowledge through our mind and emotions.

The nine stories


Our stories are born within science, and then they are brought to us thanks to the contribution and cooperation of an interdisciplinary team of experts who help us break the imaginary boundary between the narrator and the reader.

The interviews


Our voices narrate how science and climate change play an important role in our lives. Reaching us through different media - be it a podcast, a narration or a video - all these voices bring scientific information to a personal level without losing accuracy and consistency.



Interdisciplinary dialogue is part of our daily lives, just like climate change. Through dialogue, we build a way to foster the encounter between science and society. We narrate how different disciplines converge in a unique hub through the contamination of ideas and knowledge.

Who we are

The climateliteracy.eu website has been created by CMCC within the AdriaClim project.

Mauro Buonocore, Ottavia Carlon, Agnese Glauda, Selvaggia Santin

Graphics & Web Design
Andrea Russo, Gian Marco Vitti, Lorenzo Tarricone

Photos & videos
Pierluigi Giorgi

Know more about the AdriaClim project

What is AdriaClim

AdriaClim is the acronym of the research project funded by the Italy-Croatia Interreg Cooperation Programme that is dedicated to supporting the development of science-based regional and local climate change adaptation plans. AdriaClim will address climate change threats by developing regional and local adaptation plans based on up-to-date meteorological and oceanographical information acquired through newly implemented observing and modelling systems for the Adriatic Sea.In particolare, il progetto si rivolge all’area adriatica con attività che sono finalizzate a soluzioni e strategie di adattamento alle conseguenze del cambiamento climatico in atto e alle sfide che ci attendono, con l’obiettivo di trasformare le potenziali minacce in opportunità economiche.

Why AdriaClim

The Adriatic coastal and marine areas are particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. By 2050, According to the “Piano Nazionale di Adattamento ai Cambiamenti Climatici (PNACC)” (National Climate Change Adaptation Plan) issued in 2017, the Adriatic Sea is supposed to experience major climate change:


AdriaClim addresses the identified territorial challenges by proposing a clear and structured work plan that results in outcomes that are:

  • Integrated

    Climate risks and impacts on coastal and marine areas are included in the planning of activities

  • Designed

    Partnership with external actors

  • Holistic

    Work on improving the climate monitoring system and proposing solutions

  • Geographically distributed

    Activities are carried out in almost all Adriatic coastal regions

  • Tangible

    Development of climate adaptation plans for 9 pilot areas (6 Italian and 3 Croatian)

  • Available

    Facilitated knowledge sharing and capacity building

  • Long-term

    Creation of a Transnational Expert Managing Body

  • Complementary

    The proposed activities are fully integrated into existing systems.