South-Western Europe

The South Western region of the AELCLIC-Pathfinder project includes 5 Pilot Landscapes. The Huerta de Valencia (Comunidad Valenciana, Spain), the Serres d’Ancosa landscape unit (Catalonia, Spain), the final stretch of the Besòs river in the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain), the coastal landscape of La Mata – Torrevieja (Comunidad Valenciana, Spain), and the alpine landscapes of the Alt Pirineu Natural Park (Catalonia, Spain).

According to the European Environmental Agency, Mediterranean Europe will experience a temperature rise larger than European average, a decrease in annual precipitation and in annual river flow, an increasing risk of biodiversity loss, a growing risk of desertification, an increasing water demand for agriculture, a reduction in crop yields and an increasing risk of forest fire. In addition, the area will undergo an increase in mortality from heat waves; the expansion of habitats for southern disease vectors a decrease in hydropower potential, a diminution in summer tourism and a potential increase in other seasons. 

These general impacts will be in many cases aggravated by a high socio-economic vulnerability and will be studied and complemented in detail with different local stakeholder in the AELCLIC Pilot Landscapes in order to co-identify the consequences of climate change in peoples’ livelihoods and in the way they interact with their landscape.

Universitat Politècnica de València

Climate KIC partner

Contact person: Francisco Galiana

fgaliana@agf.upv.es

 

Las Naves

Climate KIC partner

Contact person: Javier Ibañez

javier.ibanez@lasnaves.com

julian.torralba@lasnaves.com

Huerta de Valencia-Alboraya

La Huerta de Valencia-Alboraya- is an agricultural landscape with a historical hydrologic infrastructure that takes and distributes water from the Turia River. It has outstanding heritage, landscape, environmental and cultural values. Its preservation and adaptation to climate change requires a plan that ensures its sustainable continuity.

LOCAL NETWORK OF STAKEHOLDERS:

  

INSTITUTION

TYPE OF STAKEHOLDER

email

NAME OF CONTACT

Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Agrarias (IVIA)

Research

 

Dr. Ángeles Calatayud

La Unió de Llauradors i Ramaders

Societal Organization

jcastro@launio.org

José Castro

Horta Viva

Private sector

info@hortaviva.net

Miquel Minguet

OUTPUTS / RESULTS:

1. Local Network and Co-identified impacts and opportunities from Climate Change – (expected in May 2019)

+1_AELCLIC_WP4_Huerta_WORKSHOP1_Report – ENGLISH (.PDF)

+  2_AELCLIC_WP4_Huerta_WORKSHOP1_MATERIALS – ENGLISH (.PDF)

+ 3_AELCLIC_WP4_Huerta_WORKSHOP1_RESULTS– ENGLISH (.PDF)

2. Initial structure and contents for a LACAP (Landscape Adaptation Plan) (expected in September 2019)

3. Structure and Contents for a LACAP + Climate Change Agreement (expected in November 2019)

 

 

Serres d’Ancosa 

The Serres d’Ancosa AELCLIC pilot landscape covers the area included in the Landscape Unit number 25 within the Landscape catalogue of the Comarques Centrals in Catalonia. This includes the low mountain ranges of Serra d’Ancosa, Serra de Queralt-Miralles and Serra de la Nou, together with the broad valleys among them. This Landscape Unit connects the Catalan Pre-coastal Mountain Range and the central Catalan basin, and combines dense Pinus halepensis forests, a well-structured watercourse network, and rainfed agriculture in the plains.

The Serres d’Ancosa pilot landscape will provide a good opportunity to add a productive Mediterranean forest landscape to the project. Wildfires have played a significant role shaping the existing landscape and are predicted to be even more important under future climate conditions. In this regard, the AELCLIC project will work closely with the LIFE CLIMARK project, which is already promoting forest management for climate change mitigation in the area through the design of a local carbon market. The AELCLIC project will contribute to the climate change adaptation perspective of the current works, since the preservation of the forest carbon sinks under increased wildfire risk will be a necessary pre-condition for any local carbon market to be put in place.

LOCAL NETWORK OF STAKEHOLDERS:

Universitat de Lleida: http://www.udl.es

Centre de la Propietat Forestal: http://cpf.gencat.cat/ca/inici/index.html

OUTPUTS / RESULTS:

  1.  Local Network and Work Plan – (expected in October 2019)
  2. Co-identified impacts and opportunities + Initial structure and contents for a LACAP (Landscape Adaptation Plan) (expected in October 2019)
  3. Structure and Contents for a LACAP + Climate Change Agreement (expected in November 2019)

 

 

Riu Besòs (Metropolitan Area of Barcelona)

The final stretch of the river Besos defines a rich mosaic integrating urban, natural, agricultural, industrial, infrastructural and coastal areas of the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona and extending over the municipalities of Sant Adrià de Besòs, Badalona, Santa Coloma de Gramenet and Montcada i Reixac. In particular, the Besòs River Park offers a regional connector and will be used to promote and intermunicipal and participative reflection about Climate Change Adaptation and Sustainable Regional and Urban Transitions. At a regional scale, the project will operate along the last 10 km of the Besòs river and at a local scale, the project will zoom in at the Three Chimneys industrial site located at the mouth of the Besòs river.

 

LOCAL NETWORK OF STAKEHOLDERS:

INSTITUTION

TYPE OF STAKEHOLDER

email

NAME OF CONTACT

Consorci del Bèsos

Public sector

c.ribas@consorcibesos.cat

Carme Ribas

Barcelona Regional

Public sector

marcm@bcnregional.com

Marc Montlleó

Consorci Parc Natural Serra de Collserola

Public sector

fllimona@parccollserola.net

Francesc Llimona

Ajuntament de Montcada I Reixac

Local Administration

jcatala@montcada.org

Jordi Català

Ajuntament de Barcelona

Local Administration

alopezc@bcn.cat

Aurora López

Ajuntament de Badalona

Local Administration

rargelich@badalona.cat

Rafael Argelich

Instituto de Salud Global de Barcelona (ISGlobal)

Public/private sector

cristina.vert@isglobal.org

Cristina Vert

Plataforma 3 Xemeneies

Societal group

3xemeneies@gmail.com

Roger Hoyos

Bosc de Llum

Societal group

boscdellum@gmail.com

Robert Vidal

 

OUTPUTS / RESULTS:

1. Local Network and Work Plan – (expected in September 2019)

+_AELCLIC_WP4_RIU-BESÒS_WORKSHOP1_MATERIALS – SPANISH (.PDF)​

2. Co-identified impacts and opportunities + Initial structure and contents for a LACAP (Landscape Adaptation Plan) (expected in September 2019)

3. Structure and Contents for a LACAP + Climate Change Agreement (expected in November 2019)

From the waterfront of La Mata Beach to the protected area of the Lagunas de la Mata and Torrevieja, or the mixed density urban areas in the middle, the pilot landscape of La Mata – Torrevieja combines a wide range of environments. AELCLIC will work with local stakeholders and authorities in the co-identification of their specific needs and vulnerabilities with regards to climate change, as well as the co-definition of contents for a potential Landscape Adaptation Plan.

LOCAL NETWORK OF STAKEHOLDERS:

INSTITUTION

TYPE OF STAKEHOLDER

email

NAME OF CONTACT

Torrevieja City

Local Administration

 

Dña. María del Carmen Gómez Candel

Aguas del Arco Mediterráneo, S.A. (AGAMED)

Local Administration/Private sector

j.sanchez@agamed.es

Jesús Sánchez Seva

Acciona Servicios Urbanos

Private sector

angelgimu@hotmail.es

Ángel Gilí Muñoz

Criterio Verde

Private sector

criterioverde@gmail.com

Delfina Giménez

SWS

Private sector

cthypatial@gmail.com

Concepción Torres Sáez

Odisea Diving C.B.

Club Torrevieja Sub

Private sector

info@odiseadiving.com

Vicente Manuel Martínez Santos

OcioMar Torrevieja

Private sector

info@ociomartorrevieja.com

Adrián Canales

Torrevieja Pesca Tradicional

Private sector

info@torreviejapescatradicional.com

Beatriz Almarcha

 

OUTPUTS / RESULTS:

 1. Local Network and Work Plan – 

+_AELCLIC_WP4_Torrevieja_WORKSHOP1_MATERIALS – SPANISH (.PDF)

2. Co-identified impacts and opportunities + Initial structure and contents for a LACAP (Landscape Adaptation Plan) 

3. Structure and Contents for a LACAP + Climate Change Agreement (expected in November 2019)

 

The Alt Pirineu Natural Park shows a great diversity of high and medium Pyrenean mountain landscapes shaped by centuries of human activity. It is the largest natural park in Catalonia, showing not only rich and diverse natural values, but also an extensive cultural heritage. Touristic areas and productive forest landscapes are also part of the Natural Park.

Alpine landscapes are already experiencing impacts due to climate change, such as a particularly high temperature rise, or the reduction of the snow cover, and are therefore highly vulnerable to climate change. Other anticipated impacts, such as the displacement of vegetation zones, higher risk of forest pests and diseases, or other cascading impacts arising from the changes in water availability, will affect multiple economic sectors, such as the snow and mountain tourism or the hydropower production. Local population will suffer from those changes, but also directly from the increasing risks of flooding and landslides affecting infrastructures and urban settlements.

The effects of climate change in the Natural Park are already being monitored. However, specific actions regarding climate change adaptation are not being taken yet. The AELCLIC project will work with the local network in order to analyze the opportunities to integrate adaptation criteria within the management and planning of this protected area.

LOCAL NETWORK OF STAKEHOLDERS:

 

Parc Natural de l’Alt Pirineu: http://parcsnaturals.gencat.cat/en/alt-pirineu/index.html

Universitat de Lleida: http://www.udl.es

OUTPUTS / RESULTS:

 1. Local Network and Work Plan – 

2. Co-identified impacts and opportunities + Initial structure and contents for a LACAP (Landscape Adaptation Plan) 

3. Structure and Contents for a LACAP + Climate Change Agreement (expected in November 2019)

 

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