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FB Y H2020We can say goodbye to 2017 with two good pieces of news. Firstly, the OPCC2 project has been awarded funding from the Biodiversity Foundation of the Ministry of Food, Agriculture, Fisheries and the Environment of Spain, for projects on adaptation to climate change, to co-fund the OPCC2 project, thereby joining the other funders: European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the Occitanie Region, and the National Fund for Spatial Planning and Territorial Development (FNADT) in Spain. Secondly, the CTP, through the OPCC area, is a beneficiary partner of the PHUSICOS project, submitted to the European H2020 call for proposals, and which has now go on to the second phase. Proceedings are now underway to sign the agreement for this European subsidy.

The overarching objective of PHUSICOS – 'According to nature' is to demonstrate that nature-based and nature- inspired solutions for reducing the impact of extreme weather events in rural mountain landscapes, are technically viable, socially acceptable, cost-effective and implementable at the regional scale. PHUSICOS will demonstrate that the benefits of NBSs are inclusive by increasing the ecological, social and economic resilience of local communities. Nature-based and nature-inspired solutions are more than green and blue infrastructure. These solutions also include sustainable management and responsible use of land, water and natural resources.

Here, we'd like to thank both funders and all those who have collaborated in the preparation of these proposals.
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Photo de groupe Conseil Consultatif 9.11.17 LargeThis Advisory Council has been tasked with reflecting and advising the Working Community of the Pyrenees with a view to guiding the work of the Pyrenees Climate Change Observatory.

The first meeting of the Council was held as part of the 2nd International Colloquium on Climate Change in mountain areas, PYRADAPT 2017, and the Plenary Council of the Working Community of the Pyrenees on November 8th and 9th in Biarritz.

This first meeting looked at the work of the observatory, and gathered reflections and suggestions to enable the observatory to continue its role as a meeting point between science, public policy and important figures in the region, and as a guarantor of the integration and harmonisation of information on climate change in the Pyrenees. The advice of the Council will help the observatory to design new cross-border projects and initiatives on climate change.

The Advisory Council comprises representatives from all regions and primary socio-economic sectors in the Pyrenees.
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