MONTCLIMA seminar: Natural Hazards and Climate Change in Mountain Areas

Soria, Spain, 20 -21 October 2020.

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The Interreg Sudoe MONTCLIMA project is organising the seminar ‘Natural risks and climate change in mountain areas’, which will be held in Soria, Spain, on 20th and 21st October. This event is focused on defining the link between the risks of drought, flooding, erosion and forest fires in the mountains of Southern Europe as well as the incidence of climate change on these four risks.

During the Seminar, the progress of the MONTCLIMA project will be presented. This project aims to improve the governance and management of natural risks through transnational cooperation and the development of a common risk management and prevention strategy. MONTCLIMA would like to invite you to participate by presenting success stories or good practices of projects in which you are involved.

How can I participate?

By presenting your successful practice of governance of these areas or others that have contributed to the improvement in the prevention and management of natural risks, which require for their effectiveness a transnational coordination and success stories that have already been implemented or are currently planned. Candidates must fill out this excel file with the required data (in French, Spanish, Portuguese or English), and send it by e-mail to Info@montclima.eu

On what topics should these good practices be?

  • Case studies of implementation of nature-inspired measures (NBS).
  • Examples of good governance practices in the management and prevention of natural risks in mountain areas (fires, erosion, droughts and floods).
  • Virtuous examples of multi-risk management systems.
  • Tools and platforms for natural risk management in mountain areas.
  • Prevention and governance initiatives that include cross-border dimension.
  • Innovative initiatives in warning systems and early detection of existing and emerging risks.
  • Methodologies for calculating risk levels taking into account projected variables (climate projections).
  • Examples of governance that integrate adaptation to climate change into their risk management and prevention schemes.

How are the proposals submitted chosen?

A Selection Committee made up of experts from France, Spain, Andorra and Portugal will select the 5 most virtuous practices on the basis of predefined selection criteria (geographical scope, relevance, territorial representation, subject matter addressed, representativeness of the risk addressed and novelty).

These 5 cases will be invited to present their experience on the 21st October. The organisation will assume the cost of accommodation and public transport for the speakers. The rest of the good practices received will be valued in the MONTCLIMA platform good practices tool.

More information

Programme in English – draft version (PDF)