In its second phase, and based on the results of the Framework Action Plan, the ADAPTACLIMA II cooperative will work in different capitalisation groups for the transfer of results. Specifically, the intention is to work on three lines:
- Capitalisation actions for regulations and public management with an impact on climate change.
- Capitalisation actions to promote training and knowledge of climate change; the goal is to raise awareness among a broad sector of the population, from an initial introduction for preschool children through to university students.
- Capitalisation actions for the transfer of results to the business and agricultural sector with the aim of transferring knowledge to the private sector in order to mitigate the effects of climate change.
REGULATIONS AND PUBLIC MANAGEMENT
Recommendations for planning housing developments and technical standards for housing, adapted to climate change.
As part of this project, the Instituto Galego de Vivienda e Solo de la Xunta de Galicia (Insitute of Housing and Land-Use of the Regional Government of Galicia) will capitalise the results of other projects such as ADAPTACLIMA I, PYROSUDOE, REINFFORCE and FORSEE. The aim is to adapt the technical specifications for housing and construction to future climate-change adaptation scenarios, and to reflect these changes in urban planning and housing legislation. The outcome will be the publication of a book of recommendations for urban planning and construction and for the refurbishment of buildings and housing in order to adapt to climate change. The dissemination of these recommendations will also be promoted by means of series of talks for technical staff and developers.
Transmission of the results obtained in the water sector from the SUDOE projects for the efficient and sustainable management of the riverside territories of the Duero.
This action by the Asociación Ibérica de Municipios Ribereños del Duero (AIMRD) (Iberian Association of Municipalities along the Duero riverbank) in collaboration with the University of Tras os Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD) will have a twofold approach: the sustainable use of both the water itself and the territory along the riverbank.
The work will be based on studies conducted in previous projects and their outputs, results, conclusions and recommendations. This capitalisation will take the form of initiatives and assessment tools for evolving legislation in favour of the fight against climate change and the promotion of adaptation policies; actions that can be extrapolated and be of benefit to companies; training and awareness-raising among all sectors of the public; and dissemination and visibility in channels with a widespread media impact.
The AIMRD is responsible for transferring the results obtained from the SUDOE projects in the water sector and for managing them efficiently and sustainably. They will also carry out eco-audits to diagnose government buildings and facilities and propose recommendations for improving water management. They will promote public participation processes to operate in riverside territories and integrate them in the decision-making dynamic at the local government level.
The Duero riverside territory is also included in the area of flood prevention, the development of urban planning regulations to safeguard riverside territory, and in the promotion of an environmental volunteer force.
The results of the project will be disseminated throughout the territory of the Duero river through three seminars to be organised in Spain (AIMRD) and two in Portugal (UTAD).
TRAINING AND AWARENESS-RAISING
Training and raising awareness of climate change in children and young people.
La Asociación para el Desarrollo del Valle Alagón (ADESVAL) (Association for the Development of the Alagón Valley), in collaboration with the IGVS, will carry out actions to create a dossier of good practices for training and awareness of climate change in children and young people.
This work will take place in the “Canchos de Ramiro” Nature Classroom as a natural environment and reference point. The aim is to highlight the results obtained from the climate change teaching unit in ADAPTACLIMA I, both in the classroom and in talks given in schools.
Preparation and development of the climate change training module for studies in Architecture, Technological Architecture and Engineering.
The IGVS will design a university climate-change training module for use in Architecture, Technological Architecture and Engineering courses in order to ensure that students acquire an integral training that they can apply in their professional career.
TRANSFER TO THE BUSINESS AND AGRICULTURAL SECTOR
Impact of climate change and calculation of the carbon footprint in the wine-producing sector.
The Instituto Vasco de Investigación y Desarrollo Agrario (NEIKER) (Basque Institute for Research and Agricultural Development), in partnership with the associate member Bodegas Faustino, will continue the work begun in the ADAPTACLIMA I project by improving climate impact models on vineyards using a geographical information system incorporating information on soil and climate scenarios.
The active participation of Bodegas Faustino as an associate will provide the project with pilot areas to carry out and validate the model. In addition, Bodegas Faustino will take part in seminars designed to disseminate current and future changes in vineyard management throughout the sector, both in terms of the impact of climate change and reducing the carbon footprint.
Improvement of information systems for farmers for more efficient management of water resources.
La Chambre d’Agriculture de la Dordogne will design a web platform offering information to farmers for irrigation in the Dordogne, with a water level monitoring system to allow the management of irrigation by transmitting technical data via GSM, SMS alerts, etc. This system will define the water resources available by incorporating local meteorological data and hydrological analyses.
Among other issues, this will make it possible to address the likelihood of maintaining production in the economic assessment of climate change, to estimate the coverage of water needs with existing resources, to design new technical plans and suitable crops, and to calculate water storage needs. A series of maps will be designed to incorporate all these criteria and to create a model for land potential in order to devise a computer tool that can model climate, soil and agriculture data in hydrographic basins to inform and alert the general public of the consequences of climate change throughout the territory.