South-Western Europe

The South Western region of the AELCLIC-Pathfinder project includes 3 Pilot Landscapes. The Huerta de Valencia (Comunidad Valenciana, Spain), the Serres d’Ancosa landscape unit (Catalonia, Spain) and the final stretch of the Besòs river in the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona (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:

Consorci del Bèsos: https://consorcibesos.cat/

Barcelona Regional: https://www.bcnregional.com/ca/

OUTPUTS / RESULTS:

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

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