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Financing mechanism: 
Poctefa Interreg 65% and cofinancing of the CTP and the Biodiversity Foundation.
Start date: 
Lead partner: 
CTP (Pyrenean Working Community)
Name of the coordinator: 
Idoia Arauzo
Contact person: 
Idoia Arauzo
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The general objective of the OPCC-2 is to study and understand the climate changes in the Pyrenees in order to reduce the vulnerability of natural and human systems to the impacts of such changes and support them in their adaptation to the negative effects of climate change through the transfer of knowledge.

To achieve this general objective, the OPCC-2 has defined three strategic or specific objectives:

Strategic objective 1

To identify, analyse and provide the bases of scientific knowledge on the main impacts of climate change in the Pyrenees, as well as on the vulnerability of the main natural and socioeconomic systems to such impacts 

Strategic objective 2

To develop tools and methodologies to facilitate decision-making on adaptation to climate change, and disseminate the results of reference research to the different socio-economic coordinating stakeholders of the territory

Strategic objective 3

To raise awareness of the Pyrenean mountain range at European and international level in terms of observation and adaptation to climate change, in a context of transnational cooperation.

Project Actions

From a more operational point of view, and in order to achieve each of the strategic objectives, a total of 5 actions have been proposed, consisting in turn of different specific activities

This action is to ensure the correct coordination, promotion and dynamics of the set of activities and actions included in the OPCC project, including interactions with associated projects.
For this action, the OPCC2 relies on a strategy of communication and transfer of knowledge and capitalized results. For this purpose, the following activities are planned:
  • 1 new website that will include a geoportal and a citizens’ science section. This website will contain relevant and accessible information on impacts, vulnerabilities and adaptation to climate change
  • 2 international colloquiums on climate change in mountain areas (one at the beginning and one at the end of the project);
  • 6 regional participatory sector workshops aimed at the stakeholders of the territory;
  • participation in events and forums in the Pyrenean mountain range;
  • participation in Pyrenean and international networks on climate change. 
This consists of the monitoring, sharing and enhancement of key scientific knowledge for the orientation of adaptation policies.

The thematic blocks addressed in the context of the OPCC 2 are: 

  • Climate
  • Hydrological cycle
  • Forests
  • Sensitive high-mountain ecosystems
  • Natural risks
  • Tourism
  • Population and health 
  • Farming and grazing
  • Energy

This action will generate the following products:

  • A catalogue of Good Practices for Adaptation Initiatives in the Pyrenees and other mountain areas and
  • A  methodological and participatory framework with the stakeholders of the territory.

Through this action, innovative instruments and information will be made available to the stakeholders to promote initiatives and actions on climate change. These tools are:

  • a report on "Climate change in the Pyrenees", on the situation of Climate Change in the Pyrenees
  • a synoptic analysis and sharing of Regional Plans and Policies for adaptation to climate change in relation to the Pyrenean zone
  • an analysis of cooperation scheme with the stakeholders of the territory
  • a final report on "Adapting to climate change in the Pyrenees" containing the final results of the project and capitalizing on the results of other related projects.



Total budget: 1.173.919,5 €
ERDF: 763.047,6 €


Start: June 2016
End: June 2019


The project has been 65% cofinanced by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Interreg V-A Spain France Andorra programme (POCTEFA 2014-2020). POCTEFA aims to reinforce the economic and social integration of the French–Spanish–Andorran border. Its support is focused on developing economic, social and environmental cross-border activities through joint strategies favouring sustainable territorial development.






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Technical Committee and executive board

Govern d'Andorra Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine Gobierno de Aragón Generalitat de Catalunya Eusko Jaurlaritza | Gobierno Vasco Occitanie Nafarroako Gobernua | Gobierno de Navarra

Steering committee and OPCC2 partners

FORESPIR CTP Universidad Zaragoza IPE - CSIC Conservatorie Botanique National EEAD - CSIC brgm

Cofinancers of the OPCC2 Project

Occitanie alima'agri POCTEFA Fundación Biodiversidad PIMA adapta


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