Navarre climate change effect monitoring indicator portal

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Navarre climate change effect monitoring indicator portal
Thematic sectors: 
Future climate
Past and current climate
Political sectors EU: 
Risk reduction
Geographic characterisation - Biogeographic region: 
Mediterranean
Project duration: 
01/01/2017 - 12/31/2025
Adaptation initiative typology: 
Gray or infrastructural
Type of climate impact: 
Cryosphere degradation
Landslides and subsidence
Water scarcity
Floods
Droughts
Extreme temperatures
Storms

Description of the case study

The Navarre climate change effects monitoring indicator portal is a tool developed by the Navarre Territorial Observatory that allows for an array of climate change indicators to be downloaded, searched, and viewed.
This initiative is part of the integrated LIFE-IP-NAdapta-CC project, and falls within the framework of the monitoring actions, which have the aim of establishing control and alert systems that allow for quick decision-making processes.
More than 100 indicators have been defined and calculated in an agreed-upon and coordinated manner in sectors such as forestry, water, agriculture, livestock, infrastructure, land planning, and health in Navarre. The online platform collects this complex information methodically and visually based on 4 targets: classifying danger or threat (climate variables), classifying exposure or vulnerability, monitoring associated impacts, and applying adaptation measures.

Challenges : 

Climate Change is an unequivocal reality, and poses one of humanity's greatest environmental challenges. The LIFE-IP NAdapta-CC project is an integrated strategy to adapt a region such as Navarre to Climate Change, and is part of Navarre’s contribution to the international commitment to fight Climate Change.

This projects seeks to anticipate changes that may arise through the development of adaptation measures that limit the negative effects derived from these changes and, insomuch as possible, take advantage of positive impacts. These early and properly-considered adaptation measures will ensure a better future and economic savings.

Objectives : 

» Developing and monitoring Climate Change indicators in different areas to monitor their effects in Navarre. 
» Identifying the region’s vulnerability. 
» A public online platform to facilitate understanding on how to tackle Climate Change adaptation in Navarre.
» Framework document to maximise the consideration of Climate Change when it comes to policy-making. 
» Navarre climate change effects monitoring indicator dashboard, which is published online. 

In terms of the web platform: 
» Designing and developing a dashboard to evaluate the territorial impact of the effects of climate change.
» Making a portal available that allows for an array of climate change indicators to be downloaded, searched, and viewed.

Solutions : 

The indicators represent the evolution of data over time, and collect information on different scales (municipal, regional, etc.). The dashboard is also developed to allow for all this information to appear on a single screen. The technical agent has already presented it, and is receiving access requests from various entities. 

The collection of data based on indicators produces an excellent, detailed analysis of Navarre and, in terms of the Covenant of Mayors, the municipalities adhering thereto.

The data from each indicator is of a different nature. In terms of the historical record, information dating back almost 100 years is shown (weather station data), as well as series from just 2 or 3 years ago. In terms of the spatial scale of data, information is available on the municipal, local, regional, or plot network scale, etc.

Indicator portal link

Importance and relevance of the adaptation : 

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

Key words : 
Indicators
adaptation
climate change
vulnerability
adaptation measures
Region and / or city: 
Navarre
Countries involved: 
Spain
Geographical governance level : 
Regional
Organisations involved : 

The Government of Navarre, NASUVINSA, GAN, NILSA, INTIA, the Public University of Navarre (UPNA).

Additional Information

Stakeholder participation : 

The Government of Navarre (Department of Rural Development and the Environment; Department of Health-Occupational Public Health Institute of Navarre, Department of Land Planning, Housing, Landscapes, and Strategic Projects), NASUVINSA, GAN, NILSA, INTIA, and the Public University of Navarre (UPNA).

Success and limiting factors : 

The field of adaptation is less developed than that of mitigation and, in turn, is more intangible and complex to quantify. It is important to highlight the fact that the evolution shown by most indicators responds to multiple causes, with climate change being a catalyst that can modify or alter certain trends. Therefore, we must avoid categorically assigning the positive or negative evolution of specific indicators to climate change.
On the other hand, working with a large number of indicators for different sectors is complex, and requires major coordination and ample consultation. In fact, this is the challenge for integrated projects such as LIFE NAdapta. 

Cost-benefit analysis : 

Total investment: for the entire monitoring action: €308,000
- Investment executed as a percentage of the total: 38% (annual breakdown: Phase 1 (2017-2019) 100% - Phase 2 (2020-2021) 50% - Phase 3 (2022-2023) 0% - Phase 4 (2024-2025) 0%). 
- Financing: LIFE programme 60% and the Government of Navarre 40%

 

Legal aspects : 

The Navarre climate change effect monitoring indicator portal falls within the framework of the Navarre Climate Change Road Map (KLINa). The annual KLINa Report includes a section relating to strategic indicators, both for mitigation as well as adaptation. The latter come entirely from the NAdapta monitoring action.

Implementation period : 

01/01/2017 - 12/31/2025 (8 years - in progress)

Reference information

Contact : 
Nasuvinsa-Lursarea. Navarre Territorial Observatory (OTN)
Contact Email: 

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