Pamplona Planetarium, Navarra
6th November 2013

The International symposium on climate change in mountain areas: observation for adaptation is organised by the Working Community of the Pyrenees (CTP) through the Pyrenees Climate Change Observatory (OPCC).

After three years of work on this cooperation project between CTP member regions, the OPCC brings together in this event both local and European stakeholders - authorities, researchers and technicians, particularly vulnerable economic sectors, and media - committed to developing knowledge about climate change and its evolution, and measures to adapt to its impacts.

This meeting is an opportunity to get a close look at some of these experiences, generate synergies which facilitate joint work on climate change in mountainous areas of Europe, and to appreciate the benefits associated with cross-border cooperation in this field. The results of the activities carried out during the OPCC-POCTEFA EFA/235/11 project in collaboration with its partners will also be presented.

Papers

  • Changes in the mountains
  • Mr. Eduardo Martínez de Pisón. (Download paper)
    Professor emeritus of physical geography of the Autonomous University of Madrid
  • Presentation of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report
  • Mr. José Manuel Moreno. (Download paper)
    Professor of ecology of the UCLM and Vice President of the Group II of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change)
  • Observation for adaptation in cross-border mountain regions
  • Mrs. Audrey Parizel. (Download paper)
    Comission for Environment, Climate Change and Energy of the European Union Committee of the Regions
  • Mr. Ronan Uhel. (Download paper)
  • Head of programme ‘Natural systems and vulnerability’ of the European Environment Agency (EEA)
  • Mr. Filippo Montalbetti. (Download paper)
  • UNEP Liaison Office in Vienna and Carpathian Convention
  • Mr. Philippe Bauchet. (Download paper)
  • Head of Water and Natural Risk Prevention Department, Languedoc-Rousillon
  • Mr. Juan I. López Moreno. (Download paper)
  • Institute of Ecology of the Pyrenees. ACQWA Project in the Pyrenees
  • Climate change and the mass media. Uncomfortable partners
  • Mr. Bienvenido León. (Download paper)
  • Journalist and Ph.D. in Information science, Prof. of the School of Communication of the University of Navarra

Program

  • 9h00 Registration

  • 10h00 Welcome and introduction
  • Mrs. Yolanda Barcina
  • President of the Foral Community of Navarre and President of the Working Community of the Pyrenees (CTP)
  • Mr. Gilbert Saboya
  • Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Government of Andorra and President of the Cross-border Cooperation Organization of Andorra
  • Mr. Marc Carballido
  • Vicepresident of Region Midi-Pyrénées
  • Mr. Ronan Uhel
  • Head of programme ‘Natural systems and vulnerability’ of the European Environment Agency (EEA)

  • 10h30 Changes in the mountains
    • Mr. Eduardo Martínez de Pisón
    • Professor emeritus of physical geography of the Autonomous University of Madrid

  • 11h15 Coffee-pause
  • 11h45 Presentation of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report
  • Mr. José Manuel Moreno
  • Professor of ecology of the UCLM and Vice President of the Group II of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change)
  • 12h00 Observation for adaptation in cross-border mountain regions
    • Mrs. Audrey Parizel
    • Comission for Environment, Climate Change and Energy of the European Union Committee of the Regions
    • Mr. Ronan Uhel
    • Head of programme ‘Natural systems and vulnerability’ of the European Environment Agency (EEA)
    • Mr. Filippo Montalbetti
    • UNEP Liaison Office in Vienna and Carpathian Convention
    • Mr. Yves Pietrasanta
    • Conseil régional Languedoc-Rousillon
    • Mr. Juan I. López Moreno
    • Instituto Pirenaico de Ecología, ACQWA Project coordinator in the Pyrenees

    • 14h00 Lunch/Buffet
    • 15h00 Observation for adaptation in the Pyrenees
    • Presentation of the results of the actions in the project OPCC- POCTEFA
    • Partners OPCC-POCTEFA
    • Climate, Remote sensing, Biodiversity, Forest, Natural risks, Water, Adaptation
    • 17h00 Climate change and the mass media. Uncomfortable partners
    • Mr. Bienvenido León
    • Journalist and Ph.D. in Information science, Prof. of the School of Communication of the University of Navarra
    • 17h20 Closing act
    Full program (.pdf)

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