ResAlliance project public launch

The project tackles climate change hazards in the Mediterranean, promoting landscape resilience through knowledge sharing, engaging stakeholders, and collaborating with other EU-funded projects for integrated fire management.

Photo: Eduard Mauri

Climate change is increasing the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events, which cause high damages and losses in agriculture and forestry. In this context, the Mediterranean basin is particularly vulnerable: this region is warming 20% faster than the global average, increasing the hazards of wildfires and droughts.

ResAlliance project will share knowledge on how to maintain or increase landscape resilience in the Mediterranean in the face of these increasing hazards. By engaging farmers and foresters, the project promotes the dissemination of existing innovative solutions to mitigate the effects of climate change in agriculture and forestry.

On 16 May, ResAlliance project was publicly launched at the 8th International Wildland Fire Conference (8th IWFC), held in Porto (Portugal) from the 16 – 19 May 2023 on integrated fire management and fire risk governance. Activities will start soon, so this was the starting signal for newsletter subscriptions and membership registration to the LandNet and the LandLabs, the structures set up by ResAlliance to engage its stakeholders.

The LandNet is a Mediterranean network on landscape resilience for forestry and agriculture. By engaging and training farmers, foresters, and other key stakeholders, the LandNet will continuously identify new cooperation and networks to improve and increase the exchange of knowledge and good practices, also delivering an extensive range of easy-to-access material.

The LandLabs are regional groups that support knowledge transfer and activate regional landscape resilience solutions in five selected Mediterranean regions. The LandLabs will carry out different activities, such as events, workshops, field trips, and showrooms. The development of the LandLabs will allow stakeholders to identify and adapt the best solutions for each region.

This launch at the 8th IWFC also represented a space to explore collaborations and synergies with the FIRE-RES and Firelogue EU-funded projects.

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EFIMED is the Mediterranean Facility of the European Forest Institute. Based in Barcelona, Spain, it was launched in 2007.