CREAF is a partner and promoter of the Eurecat Climate Resilience Centre

The main headquarters of the Climate Resilience Centre will be located at Eurecat Amposta, although it will operate throughout the territory and will have a strong international projection. The initiative has been promoted by Eurecat, Amposta City Council and Rovira i Virgili University, and has the support and collaboration of institutions and entities linked to research, such as CREAF.

The aim of the Climate Resilience Centre is to promote the fight against the climate emergency and a firm commitment to the ecological transition in Catalonia, Spain and the Mediterranean basin, based on research, technology and innovation.

The development of the Climate Resilience Centre’s activities and investments in laboratories will involve investments of more than 12 million euros over the next 4 years. The centre will use innovative methodologies related to citizen science and will promote, in collaboration with other entities, the generation of new business initiatives that provide technological solutions to combat climate change. It will also promote, together with the Rovira i Virgili University, training activities in the field of climate change, as there is expected to be a growing demand for professionals in these disciplines.

The centre is implemented on a public-private partnership model, with the participation of all the agents of the innovation ecosystem, including citizen participation; in coordination with the public administration, and in full alignment with national and international climate change adaptation policies.

joan pino

Ecological resilience is the capacity of an ecological system to recover its properties after being altered by a disturbance. As ecologists, we hope to contribute all our knowledge and establish cross-cutting and productive collaborations.

JOAN PINO, director of CREAF.

9 promoting partners

The Climate Resilience Centre is promoted by the Government of Catalonia, the Amposta City Council, the Consortium for Environmental Policies of the Ebro Lands (COPATE), CREAF, the Catalunya La Pedrera Foundation, the Business and Climate Foundation, the Ebro Observatory, SEO / BirdLife and the Rovira i Virgili University.

Carlos Ibáñez, director of the Climate Change Area at Eurecat, will assume the scientific direction of the CRC. The centre will work in coordination with research institutions, social and economic agents, the business community and public administrations to join capacities in mitigating and adapting to climate change.

The centre was created in the Ebro Lands, one of the most threatened territories in the Mediterranean, where the impacts of climate change are already a reality, especially in the Ebro delta, with effects on ecosystems, agriculture, fishing, aquaculture and other economic sectors. Carles Ibàñez, scientific director of the CRC.

Related articles

Solitary bee (Osmia sp.) in a “bee hotel”. Public domain image.
News @en
Veronica Couto Antelo

Climate change is making bees more sensitive to pesticides

In recent decades there have been significant declines in bees populations, which are linked to factors such as climate change, changes in land use, the arrival of new natural enemies and the use of pesticides.


Bees and flowers: made for each other

When someone is indecisive, or goes after someone to get something, they are said to do the butterfly, or to go from flower to flower… These are popular sayings that perhaps nowadays people do not keep in mind, especially those who do not go out in the countryside, or who wear the green glasses of naturalism. Today, on World Bee Day, we want you to put on these glasses and see how the insects that visit our flowers behave.

News @en
Adriana Clivillé

How to accompany the Mediterranean forest in the face of the climate change disturbances

The solutions and the debate on how to strengthen forest resilience in the Mediterranean basin brought together up to 40 people during the course organized by CREAF and CIHEAM Zaragoza, in collaboration with EFI. Decision-makers from Albania, Algeria, Germany, Italy, Lebanon, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia and Turkey participated.

Quercus robur in the Alta Garrotxa. Image: Galdric Mossoll
News @en
Galdric Mossoll

How do trees handle thirst?

Plants play a crucial role in the biosphere: they absorb carbon dioxide, release oxygen, and transfer water from the soil to the atmosphere. How do trees drink, and what happens when the water in the ground runs out?

A recently launched project breaking new ground in Spain, Esfera Climática is a major communication hub that connects media outlets with leading female researchers to increase media coverage of climate issues in the country. Image: Esfera Climática.
News @en
Andrea Arnal

Science takes to the microphones to communicate the climate crisis

Esfera Climática, a large communications office and pioneering project in Spain that connects media and researchers to increase media reports related to climate change in Spain, was created in order to answer questions about the current climate crisis.

We've changed the wordpress version If you prefer to read this news in Spanish or Catalan from 2020 to 2012, go to the front page of the blog, change the language with the selector in the upper menu and look for the news in the magnifying glass bar.

Subscribe to our Newsletter to get the lastest CREAF news.