10 – Changing Climate Changing Parks; Adaptation to climate change in the planning and management of protected areas

Moderator: Jose Atauri, EUROPARC Spain  

Given the evidence of the effects of climate change, it is necessary to develop criteria to guide actions for climate change adaption. This will require strengthening mechanisms for collaboration between scientists and managers of protected areas.

Adaptation to climate change in protected areas should be based on an ecosystem approach, aiming for the protection of the natural resources and ecosystem services provided to society.

Facing this complex challenge requires the establishment of alliances at administration level with the different sectors of society. The workshop will include the presentation of good practice, both in the development of planning tools and in the design of conservation projects.

 

Case study # 1

Jose Atauri, EUROPARC Spain

Incorporating climate change adaptation into planning and management. Experiences from Spain.

How to include climate change measures in our job? Tools to incorporate climate change adaptation measures in the cycle of planning and management of protected areas will be presented.

Case study # 2

Leonardo Bejarano, Generalitat de Catalunya (ES)

PLANNING PROTECTED AREAS ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE IN CATALONIA.

Proceedings for incorporating climate change adaptation criteria in the planning and management of protected areas network system in the policies of a regional government.
Pilot cases, good practice and support tools in the field of adaptation to climate change in protected areas in Catalonia.