CERES Project

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CERES Project
Thematic sectors: 
Forests
Water resources
Political sectors EU: 
biodiversity
Geographic characterisation - Biogeographic region: 
Alpina
Mediterranean
Project duration: 
2018-2021
Adaptation initiative typology: 
Green or based on ecosystem services
Soft or non-structural measures
Type of climate impact: 
Water scarcity
Droughts
Extreme temperatures

Description of the case study

Ecological connectivity is one of the most important factors in strengthening the resilience of ecosystems to climate change. The CERES project aims to maintain and/or improve ecologically connected networks to improve the biodiversity of various types of forest and riparian habitats in the SUDOE area.

Challenges : 

The scientific partners and managers involved in the CERES project are developing a shared method for characterising the quality and ecological connectivity of ecosystems. The management actions being carried out are geared towards improving biodiversity, with a focus on the transferability of the results and on raising awareness among target audiences.

Objectives : 

The objectives of the CERES project are as follows:
- Identify green and blue infrastructure (reservoirs of biodiversity and ecological connectors) throughout the SUDOE area.
- Develop innovative and experimental demonstration actions for improving and maintaining the quality and ecological continuity of selected ecosystems.
- Raise awareness and disseminate the importance of improving the ecological integrity of habitats and their connectedness. This objective targets public-sector managers, local politicians, researchers and the general public.
This project will be developed in forest and riparian habitats which are representative and/or emblematic of the SUDOE area. The sites will be located in different reference contexts (managed/unmanaged areas, mature/young forest, public/private developments, etc.)

Solutions : 

The project is at the early implementation phase.

Importance and relevance of the adaptation : 

Case study developed, implemented and partly funded as a climate change adaptation measure.

Key words : 
ecological continuity
connectivity
forest habitats
riparian habitats
environmental awareness
Region and / or city: 
Catalonia
Occitania
Countries involved: 
Andorra
Spain
France
Geographical governance level : 
Transboundary
Organisations involved : 

GEIE FORESPIR, CREAF, ONF, CRPF Occitanie, FUNGOBE ISA, CTFC, INRA/DYNAFOR, CESEFOR and CRPF Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Additional Information

Stakeholder participation : 

The CERES project is promoted by GEIE FORESPIR in collaboration with CREAF, ONF, CRPF Occitanie, FUNGOBE ISA, CTFC, INRA/DYNAFOR, CESEFOR and CRPF Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Cost-benefit analysis : 

The total project budget is €1,272,214.00 and is funded by the SUDOE V programme with ERDF funding of €954,160.50.

Legal aspects : 

The project is part of the INTERREG V SUDOE Programme, specifically action 5 on “Environment and resource efficiency”, focussed on compliance with specific objective 6D1 on “Strengthening cooperation between managers of natural spaces in the Sudoe area through development and the application of joint methods.”

Implementation period : 

2018-2021 (36 months - in progress)

Reference information

Contact : 
Sebastien Chauvin

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Technical Committee and executive board

Govern d'Andorra Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine Gobierno de Aragón Generalitat de Catalunya Eusko Jaurlaritza | Gobierno Vasco Occitanie Nafarroako Gobernua | Gobierno de Navarra


Steering committee and OPCC2 partners

FORESPIR CTP Universidad Zaragoza IPE - CSIC Conservatorie Botanique National EEAD - CSIC brgm


Cofinancers of the OPCC2 Project

Occitanie alima'agri POCTEFA Fundación Biodiversidad PIMA adapta

PYRENEAN CLIMATE CHANGE OBSERVATORY

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