Mountains are very sensitive to the climate change. Usually, they have much less station density, and therefore, less information are known from the higher elevated areas. Additionally, measurements have troubles under more severe weather conditions raising the maintenance costs of high elevated stations.
On November 14th the OPCC, represented by Aitor Zulueta Telleria, Director of Natural Heritage and Climate Change at the Basque Government, took part in the High-Level Event on climate change adaptation in European mountain ranges. The event was part of the Conference of the Parties under the UN Framework on Climate Change (COP23) in Bonn.
The international colloquium PYRADAPT 2017 in Biarritz on November 7 and 8 brought together experts on climate change in mountain areas representing the most important research centers in the regions of the Working Community of the Pyrenees.
On the past August 1, the Climate Change Law of Catalonia was approved in the Parliament, adopting the bases derived from European Union legislation and configuring the essential elements for the regulation of this instrument in Catalonia.