Summary of the region
The Autonomous Community of Navarre is located in the North of Spain, at the western end of the Pyrenees. Navarre is a community that has strong thermal and rainfall contrasts due to its climatic diversity. Three biogeographical areas (Alpinapirenaica, Atlantic and Mediterranean) and different climates (Oceanic, continental, Mediterranean and mountain) converge in Navarra. These contrasts reach their maximum expression on both sides of the Cantabrian-Mediterranean water divide, a line of peaks that separates the north of Navarre from the Central Zone and Ribera, which also means a separation between areas with very different climates. The regionalised climate scenarios point to a clear increase in average temperatures, number of heat waves, hot days and nights and also a decrease in the number of days of frost, as well as a "Mediterraneanisation" of the rainfall regime (greater variability in the temporal distribution and types of rain).
Navarre is committed to sustainability and the fight against climate change, in the direction of a new socio-economic and energy model with a low-carbon economy adapted to the effects of climate, in order to become a benchmark for sustainable development, with an environmentally responsible and efficient territory in the use of resources, with a balance between people, their activity and the environment in which they live, in line with the Intelligent Specialisation Strategy and the social policies of the Government of Navarre. All this is directly related to the United Nations Agenda 2030 (ODS).
Measures for adaptation to climate change
The Government of Navarra, aware of the need to implement a comprehensive and transversal strategy in Navarra to tackle the challenge of climate change from a local perspective, has drawn up the Climate Change Roadmap-KLINA, approved in January 2018, taking on board the international objectives of the European Union Strategy, the Paris Agreement and the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (ODS). The Government of Navarre is leading the LIFE-IP NAdapta-CC project, within the framework of the LIFE Community Programme, as an integrated climate action project, call for 2016, which is integrated into KLINA. The Government of Navarra is the coordinator together with partners: Instituto Navarro de Tecnologías e Infraestructuras Agroalimentarias, S.A. (INTIA); Gestión Ambiental de Navarra, S.A. (GAN); Navarra de Suelo y Vivienda, S.A. (NASUVINSA); Navarra de Infraestructuras Locales, S.A. (NILSA); Universidad Pública de Navarra (UPNA). The period of action is from October 2017 to December 2025. This guarantees its integration with the HCCN Road Map.
The objective of LIFE NAdapta is to increase the capacity of adaptation of Navarra to climate change through intersectoriality, long-term sustainability, participation and networking. This project aims to integrate the different sectoral policies, so that the fight against CC is incorporated into their programming and development. It is therefore a regional project, which enables progress to be made in the different sectors in a coordinated manner.
MONITORING CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE LOCAL ENVIRONMENT
ADAPTATION MEASURES IN FIVE SECTORS:
Agriculture and livestock:
Infrastructures and territorial planning:
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