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LIFE CLINOMICS : Fostering resilience. Opportunities and challenges of the local economy and society to adapt to climate change

Description:

LIFE CLINOMICS aims to increase climate change resilience of selected territories and economies within the Province of Barcelona. Proposed actions are in line with the Spanish climate change strategy. The project will also contribute to EU policy on biodiversity, natural catastrophes, agriculture, fisheries, infrastructure, tourism and forests.

To promote knowledge and awareness about climate change adaptation, the project will involve local administrations and people working in the agriculture, silviculture, fishery and/or tourism sectors. The main objective is to build the resilience of Mediterranean local authorities through interventions in the counties of Montseny, Alt Penedès and Terres del Ebro within the Province of Barcelona. Specific objectives are:

  • To draft climate change adaptation action plans and strategies, and to create the appropriate conditions so that material and financial implementation is carried out in the short term, with the added strength of social participation;
  • To give local authorities tools that allow them to affordably launch climate change adaptation processes;
  • To develop a climate change adaptation planning model that can be replicated in the Mediterranean area and southern Europe and which could be useful in other European countries;
  • To establish criteria to attract private investment and launch local investment processes with private-public partnerships, as part of a drive to modernise local economies to adapt to climate change, increase their competitiveness, improve the market position of businesses and create new jobs;
  • To improve the competitiveness of farming, forestry, fishing and tourism businesses through investment in climate change adaptation;
  • To demonstrate, through the implementation of six pilot actions, possibly adaptation measures, their costs and their benefits;
  • To create knowledge, capacity and information about the impacts of climate change in the participating counties and economic sectors, as well as about the actions that reduce or eliminate these impacts;
  • To raise awareness among citizens, stakeholders and local authorities on the impacts of climate change and to promote their active participation in both private and public adaptation actions;
  • To inform businesses of the long-term financial consequences of not adapting to climate change (e.g. insurance costs); and
  • To extend participation in the Covenant of Mayors scheme among the municipalities of Catalonia.

 

Project information

Lead
Provincial Council of Barcelona
Partners

CCB(Cambra Oficial de Comerç, Indústria, Serveis i Navegació de Barcelona), Spain UGTCAT(UNIÓ GENERAL DE TREBALLADORS DE CATALUNYA), Spain CCAP(Consell Comarcal de l'Alt Penedès), Spain CONC(CONFEDERACIÓN SINDICAL DE LA COMISSIÓ OBRERA NACIONAL DE CATALUNYA), Spain UPCAT(UNIÓ DE PAGESOS DE CATALUNYA), Spain COPATE(Consorci de Polítiques Ambientals de les Terres de l'Ebre), Spain OCCC(Generalitat de Catalunya, Oficina Catalana del Canvi Climàtic), Spain

Source of funding
LIFE fund

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Keywords

awareness raising, costs and benefits, local adaptation strategies, local and regional level, private sector, public-private partnership

Duration

16-JUN-2016 to 16-JUN -2019

Climate impacts

Droughts, Extreme Temperatures, Flooding, Ice and Snow, Sea Level Rise, Storms, Water Scarcity

Elements

Sector Policies, Adaptation Measures and Actions, Adaptation Plans and Strategies

Sectors

Agriculture, Forestry, Marine and Fisheries, Urban

Geographic characterization

Europe

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