The Pyrenees are a mountain bioregion particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Mountain areas, in general, are places with a great diversity of ecosystems, where, in addition, the average annual temperature is rising faster than the global average. Climate change has a major impact on biophysical and socio-economic systems, such as flora, fauna, water resources, energy, tourism and agro-pastoralism.
Climate policies are therefore urgently needed and the seven Pyrenean territories of France, Spain and Andorra have specific guidelines in this respect. However, most of them do not take into account the cross-border approach and do not cover the whole Pyrenean massif as a bioregion or geographical unit.
The Pyrenean Climate Change Strategy EPiCC, with a 2050 horizon, takes into account all relevant contributions of the seven border territories and provides a complementary framework to the existing strategies taking into account the Pyrenean differentiating factors.
In order to meet the objectives of the EPICC, it is necessary to set out concrete actions in more operational timeframes. To this end, the Operational Plan 2030 has been drawn up, which defines 72 actions following an extensive participatory process.
The Pyrenean Climate Change Observatory, OPCC, aware of the importance of public participation in climate change actions and aware that it is a citizen's right to participate and be informed, has launched a public consultation process for the Operational Plan.
It is essential to know the opinion of the population, which is, in the end, for whom the policies are developed and to whom they are directed. We understand public consultation, therefore, as the instrument that will allow us to know and incorporate the contributions and suggestions of citizens in order to enrich and improve the implementation of the EPiCC and its Operational Plan 2030 in the territory.
Return Webinar Video: https://youtu.be/HFvlsH1IQVg
Operational Plan Document:
Public Consultation Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeFZ4D3Dowe6AALE5Kdlxc8oM9QUnS6ByyUrVhtwGDXPw80XA/viewform