Etiqueta: Mediterranean

Knowledge

Forest wildfires: learning from the beast

11 de August 2017Francisco Lloret

We are in the middle of the wildfire season, and the ecologist Francisco Lloret explains what we can learn about fires and how we can adapt to them to avoid catastrophic large wildfires.

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Climate change is already threatening the Mediterranean ecosystems of Catalonia

19 de July 2017Albert Naya i Díaz

An extensive review of studies and databases reveals that drought and an increase in temperature are already causing species substitutions, greater aridity, higher forest fire risk, lower soil fertility, and lower water availability, among other negative impacts.

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Diana and Eduard Pascual Plan co-published a book about adapting the Mediterranean basin to climate change

13 de June 2017Verónica Couto Antelo

The book, available in English, focuses on the nature reserve shared between southern Spain and northern Morocco. In particular, it values the impacts of climate change on the availability of water from an ecological, socio-economic and political point of view.

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The MENFRI project thrust forward a new approach in innovative research and sustainable development

31 de January 2017Albert Naya i Díaz

The European project MENFRI was coordinated by CREAF and came to an end in 2016. Its novel approach, centering on cooperation and knowledge transfer, has opened the door to new opportunities, The NODE being one of them.

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Launching of the NODE at the European Parliament!

10 de November 2016CREAF

The NODE will be officially launched on 16th November 2016 at the European Parliament in Brussels, within the conference Jobs, Development, Social Inclusion and Climate Change Migration in the Mediterranean: The transformative power of the Forestry and Environmental sector.

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The NODE: a working group of forestry experts from around Europe

30 de June 2016Verónica Couto Antelo

The CREAF's scientific coordinator, Enrique Doblas, will be coordinating the Node for Opportunities, Development and Environment, based on his experience as manager of the MENFRI project. The NODE will be a service-hub able to provide innovative sustainable development solutions, technical and policy advisory capacities and market opportunities. 

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Video from the first BeWater stakeholder workshop in la Tordera

3 de December 2014CREAF

We present the video that summarizes the first BeWater participatory process in the Tordera river basin, that took place during May 2014 in la Rectoria Vella of Sant Celoni municipality.

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The economic benefits of sustainable forestry in the Mediterranean region

22 de July 2014CREAF

Mediterranean forests provide local communities with a diverse range of products such as wood, fodder for livestock and plants and game, all of which contribute to food security and help to alleviate poverty in rural regions. However, these forests will be one of the most affected ecosystems in the near future as temperatures increase and rains decrease. In order to avoid the Mediterranean region turning into a desert, expert forest management is required.

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MENFRI brings together experts to cooperate towards a profitable and sustainable use of forests in the Mediterranean

6 de June 2014Anna Ramon Revilla

On May 26th 2014, experts from different countries and background (industry, policymaking, science, NGOs, etc) gathered in Morocco in the framework of the project “Mediterranean Network of Forestry Research and Innovation” (MENFRI) to assess the forestry sector organization and development opportunities in Mediterranean countries.

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BeWater project launched its first stakeholder Workshop

28 de May 2014Anna Ramon Revilla

The BeWater project launched its first series of meetings on 28 May in La Tordera, Catalonia, Spain. CREAF, the local case study leader, together with consortium partners, met key local stakeholders in order to introduce the project, hear local perspectives on the state of the river basin and discuss potential global change impacts.

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LIFE MEDACC: A new project to test innovative adaptation strategies to climate change

23 de May 2013Anna Ramon Revilla

The LIFE MEDACC project (LIFE12 ENV/ES/000536 Demonstration and validation of innovative methodology for regional climate change adaptation in the Mediterranean area) is an excellent opportunity both to make the European Commission aware of Catalonia’s advances in tackling the effects of climate change laid out in the Catalan Strategy for Adapting to Climate Change (ESCACC), and to inform research institutions and technology centres of the knowledge generated.

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