Uhinak 2022 to gather together 150 experts and delegates to discuss and propose solutions for the coastal climate emergency


Urban Klima 2050 will showcase its advances at its own stand at the fifth conference on climate and coastal change to be held at Ficoba (Irun) on 16 and 17 November. 

The V Cross-Border Conference on Climate and Coastal Change - Uhinak 2022 will gather together 150 experts and delegates on 16 and 17 November. In over 40 lectures and sessions, they will discuss climate change up to 2050, extreme events and adaptation measures; climate change mitigation and biodiversity restoration; governance, management tools and communication.

During the two days of the conference at the Ficoba Exhibition Centre in Irun, the LIFE IP Urban Klima 2050 project will have its own stand with information on the advances in its different climate change mitigation and adaptation actions. Actions such as implementing a system to automatically share and analyse video camera images to calculate the wave overflows at harbours and beaches and its integration in the risk prevention and watch system; the study of the current status of Ondarroa port; and the preparation project to strengthen its seawall.

Uhinak 2022

In the same way as in 2015, the year in which the conference was held for the first time, Uninak's goal is to provide a discussion forum for the sectors and stakeholders with the capacity to reverse or mitigate climate change.

Therefore, yet again this year, political and technical representatives of coastal communities and municipalities, administrations with competence in the field, experts from technology centres, research centres, journalists and companies that will have to address the changes ahead will meet in person at Ficoba. During a packed two-day schedule, they will join forces, work together and advance in decision making to curb climate change that is already considered a serious threat.

The conference has four strategic goals, namely to:

Thematic blocks and lectures

The two-day conferences has a packed programme with over 40 lectures and sessions aimed at providing multiple points of view on the current situation of our coastline, its possible evolution over the coming years, the increase in extreme events and the measures to tackle this climate emergency scenario on our coasts.

Therefore, the content of the V Uhinak is structured around four thematic blocks:

Prominent international and national personalities, who are already featured on the conference's website (www.uhinak.com), will be taking part in all the blocks.

About Uhinak

Uhinak is a Cross-Border Conference on Climate and Coastal Change organised by Ficoba and the AZTI technology centre, with the support of multiple institutions including the Basque Government's Ministry of Economic Development, Sustainability and the Environment through Ihobe, its environmental management agency, Gipuzkoa Regional Government (Environmental Department), Communauté d'agglomération Pays Basque and the Nouvelle Aquitaine Region.