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The Regions4Climate project improves preparedness for climate change adaptation

Artikkelikuva: Project introduction

The objective of the Regions4Climate project is to improve the resilience of European areas against climate change while also promoting social justice. The aim of the project is to mitigate the impacts of climate change.


The Regions4Climate project (R4C) is improving the resilience of European areas against climate change. The project entails carrying out 12 regional demonstrations, one of which will take place in Uusimaa.

For Uusimaa, the objective is to take the green structure and social justice into consideration more extensively than before when developing the related digital twin. The aim is also to identify the increased risk of urban floods and urban heat islands and develop tools for the purpose. Another goal is to broaden the development of the digital twin to the regional level with these perspectives in mind.

Duration, partners, funding and total budget

  • 1 January 2023–31 December 2027
  • 46 European partners taking part
  • The Finnish partners are the Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council, VTT, the University of Helsinki, Forum Virium Helsinki and Demos Helsinki
  • The total budget of the project is 26,510,550.50 euros, of which Forum Virium Helsinki’s share is 881,750 euros
  • The project is the first so-called large-scale demonstration project search held in Finland.

The role of Forum Virium Helsinki

  • Organising the Uusimaa demonstration and promoting the tool, as well as practical solutions
  • Developing tools based on 3D and digital twin technology. This will be carried out at the regional level with the green structure and social justice taken into consideration.

Benefits for Helsinki

  • Helsinki is not a partner in the project but will benefit from the digital twin tool being developed for the City
  • The City will receive more information about which areas are the most vulnerable to urban heat islands and floods
  • Uusimaa will receive information about which areas are vulnerable in terms of urban heat islands and floods.


  • The project aims at robust climate change adaptation in a socially just manner.

Further information about the project

Project website:

Twitter: @Regions4Climate



Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council:

Article photo: Jussi Hellsten