Once again this year, the Pyrenean Climate Change Observatory (OPCC) of the Working Community of the Pyrenees (CTP) welcomes spring with an agenda full of news and initiatives on climate change adaptation and natural risk management in mountain areas.
Through the LIFE programme, the CTP has received funding from the European Union for the preparation of a larger project in the future, an Integrated LIFE. Its objective is to prepare the implementation plan of the future Pyrenean Climate Change Strategy. About thirty people participated on Wednesday 24th February in the kick-off meeting of the new LIFE Technical Assistance project led by the Working Community of the Pyrenees, through the Pyrenean Climate Change Observatory: "LIFE TA-CC PIRINEOS, towards a more climate resilient Pyrenean mountain area".
This work will capitalise on the results of previous OPCC projects, such as the INTERREG POCTEFA OPCC ADAPYR, thus making it possible to articulate a common response to the impacts caused by climate change in the cross-border territory of the Pyrenees. During the spring of 2021 and until the end of the year, the OPCC of the CTP will develop the second phase of an ambitious participation plan for the definition of the Pyrenean climate change strategy, in which the main sectoral actors in the Pyrenees will be involved through participatory workshops, with a clear cross-border and cooperative approach. All the information concerning the different actions of the LIFE TA-CC PYRENEES project can be consulted on the OPCC website.
Join this unique process of design and implementation of a cross-border climate strategy in a mountain territory.
During the World Earth Day 2021, the second seminar of the INTERREG SUDOE MONTCLIMA project took place. The online event, with more than 12 expert speakers from Portugal, Spain and France, and more than 100 participants addressed the risk of forest fires in Southwest Europe by analysing historical data and forecasts The round table allowed to discuss how forest management practices affect these mountain territories: from risk identification to the reduction of large forest fires or the implementation of common monitoring tools. This event follows on from the 1st MONTCLIMA seminar on natural risks and climate change, and will be complemented by 4 other seminars as part of an ambitious transfer action of this INTERREG SUDOE project.
Within the H2020 PHUSICOS project, the CTP organised a participatory workshop on the benefits of nature-based solutions in the Pyrenean cross-border territory.
Good reading and do not hesitate to contact the OPCC to participate in the elaboration of the Pyrenean Climate Change Strategy.