The “Ettore Majorana” State Scientific and Classic High School in Desio (MB) hosted the “Climate Action: Resilience#hack” from 23rd to 25th September 2019, a project marathon on the resilience of territories to the effects of climate change.
The opening ceremony of the “Climate Action: Resilience#Hack” was held on September 23rd at the Teatro il Centro – Desio (MB), which welcomed secondary schools from the province of Monza and Brianza and included a speech by Anna Giorgi – Coordinator of the Ge.S.Di.Mont Research Center – UNIMONT, Luca Lombroso – Meteorologist and technical manager of the Geophysical Observatory of Modena – UNIMORE, Piero Pellizzaro - Director of the Resilience Strategy of the Municipality of Milan and Simona Colombo – Representative of Legambiente Lombardia.
Over three days, the students of the secondary school, with the help of mentors, experts and researchers, worked together with the aim of proposing solutions to the need for territorial adaptation, in order to reduce the vulnerability of natural, social and economic systems and increase their ability to respond and their resilience when faced with the inevitable impact of a changing climate.
The event, promoted by the Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR), is one of the actions envisaged by the National Digital School Plan and is part of a series of Hackathons regarding Italian schools entirely dedicated to the development of mountain territories, set up as part of the Italian Mountain Lab project – FISR project, special supplementary fund for MIUR research carried out by UNIMONT – Centre of Excellence of the University of Milan based in Edolo.
The Resilience#Hack, which took place at the same time as the Climate Action Summit hosted by the UN in New York (USA), is part of a series of hackathons – Mountain-Hack- which will end with the Mountain-Hack#EUSALP_2019, which will take place as part of the EUSALP Annual Forum and will also involve young people from the other 6 Alpine States. The series will therefore be completed with an international co-design marathon based on the hackathon approach and methodology and focused on the opportunities offered by the Green Economy in the Alpine area.