The Final Conference of the LIFE AgriAdapt project will be held on the 21st of January 2020, and will tackle sustainable adaptation of the agrarian sector to climate change in the European Southern Climate Risk Region, identified as one of the most vulnerable regions to the impacts of global warming worldwide. Under the title of “Sustainable adaptation of European agrarian systems to climate change”, this international event will take place in “La Casa Encendida”, which supports this initiative collaborating with logistics. The conference is meant for a specialised public and, although it will be held in camera, it has a public inscription call (with limited places).

The LIFE AgriAdapt project has one main goal: proving that three of the main agrarian systems in Europe (livestock, arable crops and permanent crops) can increase their resilience to climate change with the implementation of feasible and sustainable adaptation measures that can provide other environmental benefits as well.

This project is supported by the European Commission through the LIFE program, in which Fundación Global Nature in Spain and three other entities in Germany, France and Estonia participate.

Competitive and sustainable adaptation to climate change

The main goal of the conference will be to share the knowledge and results obtained with the audience in different sessions. Impacts of climate change on the Mediterranean agrarian sector and related policies will be tackled, as well as the implementation of adaptation strategies to climate change at farm level. Also, relevant information about available services, tools and climatic models will be provided, as well as information of interest on how to engage different stakeholders through sensitisation, training and communication actions.

The LIFE AgriAdapt Project focuses on those adaptation measures that maintain or improve the competitivity of the farm, tackle other environmental issues and, of course, increase its the resilience against climate change. The goal is to prove that it is feasible to fight against climate change while creating environmental and socio-economic synergies regarding, for example, biodiversity conservation, water and air quality, food security, etc.

The entities participating in the project develop the actions in close collaboration with farmers, public administrations, technical schools and private entities, providing transferable results which can be also used in the elaboration of General Proposals for these three agrarian systems.