According to the World Soil Charter (FAO, 2015), "Healthy soils are a basic prerequisite for meeting diverse needs for food, biomass (energy), fibre, fodder and other products, and for ensuring the delivery of essential ecosystem services in all regions of the world. However, humanity is facing unprecedented pressures on land resources. In particular, various types of degradation - including sealing due to rapid urbanization - are taking a heavy toll, threatening food security and ecological balance.
The OPCC calls for good practices in the management and prevention of natural risks within the framework of the SUDOE MONTCLIMA project.
Mountain areas are among the territories most affected by natural risks and these risks are expected to increase due to the effects of climate change (more severe droughts, higher average temperatures, changes in the rainfall regime). These risks know no administrative limits and require transnational coordination.
On 9 July at 16:00 will take place the virtual meeting "ADAPYR Aswe you", an event to present the ADAPYR project and analyse the climate challenges in the Pyrenees. Participants will be able to intervene and interact with representatives of the different partner organisations of the project.
This year's first newsletter has just arrived with the latest news from the previous quarter. First of all, we are pleased and proud to announce that OPCC2 will continue through the new Poctefa OPCC- ADAPYR project, which will last until mid-2022.
OPCC ADAPYR Project
Conclusions of OPCC 2019 Colloquium on Climate Change in Mountain Areas
Last newsletter before the big day! We are sending you the final version of the programme of the colloquium which will take place on the 22nd and 23rd of October 2019 at the Congress Centre in Jaca (Huesca).
For this September newsletter, there are 3 important events to announce.
We are pleased to announce that the registration period for the 3rd International Colloquium on Climate Change in mountains areas which will take place on the 22nd and 23rd of October 2019 at the Congress Centre in Jaca is now open. We also remind you the call for good practices has been extended until the 23rd of September 2019. Don´t hesitate to contact us to share your good adaptation practices!
OPCC´s 3rd International Colloquium on Climate Change in Mountain Areas
The OPCC mentioned by the UN in its Report on “Sustainable Development in Mountain Areas”
National Nature Reserve Massane Launches the Project Natur´Adapt to Adapt to Climate Change
OPCC in collaboration with the Mobile Film Festival for its 15th edition “Take action now for climate change”
OPCC2 Will Participate at the EU Weeks of Regions and Cities in Brussels