The Pyrenean Climate Change Observatory (OPCC) of the Working Community of the Pyrenees (CTP) and its current presidency, the Aragon Region, are pleased to invite you to the 3rd International Colloquium on Climate Change in Mountain Areas, which will take place on the 22nd and 23rd of October 2019 at the Palacio de Congresos in Jaca (Huesca).
This colloquium aims at presenting and transferring the results of the OPCC2 project and its associated projects CLIMPY, REPLIM, CANOPEE, FLORAPYR and PIRAGUA. In addition, there will be a session dedicated to the valorization of good practices in climate change adaptation in the Pyrenees and a more institutional session that will rely on the interventions of organizations such as the Alpine Convention, the DG Climate and representatives from the main research networks in mountain areas at the European level.
The 3rd International Colloquium on Climate Change in Mountain Areas was born out of the successes of the 1st International Colloquium on Climate Change in Mountain Areas held in Pamplona in November 2013 and the 2nd International Colloquium PYRADAPT 2017 held in Biarritz. The papers and conclusions from these events can be consulted here.
Although registration is free, please confirm your attendance using this registration form.
The conclusions of the Colloquium will be published on the OPCC website and will include the report on the results of the OPCC2 project, a summary of the presentations of the conferences, as well as a dossier of valorization of the best adaptation practices in the Pyrenees presented during the colloquium.
Registration is free but compulsory, filling up the following form:
Congress centre (palacio de congresos) :
Address : Avenida Juan XXIII, 17, 22700 Jaca, Huesca, Espagne
Website : http://www.congresosjaca.es/
How to get there:
The nearest airports to Jaca are Zaragoza’s (150km), Pamplona’s (109km) and Pau’s (112 km in France).
Careful with Pau’s airport as there is no public transport to get to the city centre so you have to take a taxi, or rent a car. Once you arrive at the Pau train station, you can take the bus or train to Bedous.
Jaca’s train station is 750 m away from the Palacio de Congresos.
You can take a train in Zaragoza and arrive in Jaca in 3 hours.
You can also go from Barcelona to Jaca by train in approximately 5 hours ( with a connection in Zaragoza).
There are several bus companies that connect Jaca to other cities.
You can take a bus from Pamplona to Jaca with bus company LaBurundesa.
You can take a bus from Zaragoza with bus company Avanzabus.
From Zaragoza or Huesca, take the N-330 that arrives directly.
From Pamplona, you can get there quickly following the N-240.
From Pau, take the N134 and E7 until the exit to Jaca.
The OPCC is a cross-border territorial cooperation initiative of the Working Community of the Pyrenees tackling climate change. It was launched in 2010 under the chairmanship of the French region Midi-Pyrenees. The members of the CTP and therefore of the OPCC are the Principality of Andorra and the French regions of Nouvelle-Aquitaine and Occitanie as well as the Spanish Autonomous Communities of Aragon, Catalonia, Euskadi and Navarre.
The CTP is the main partner of the OPCC2 project which has six strategic partners, from both sides of the border, who lead the following thematic work axes:
University of Zaragoza, climatology (CLIMPY project);
Pyrenean Institute of Ecology (IPE) of the CSIC, peatland ecosystems and high mountain lakes (REPLIM project);
Forespir, forests (CANOPEE project);
Pyrenees Botanical Conservatory (CBNMP), flora (FLORAPYR project);
Aula Dei experimental station of the CSIC (EEAD) together with the Agency for Geological and Mining Research (BRGM), the thematic axis of water resources (PIRAGUA Project).
The OPCC2, CLIMPY, REPLIM, PIRAGUA, CANOPEE and FLORAPYR projects are 65% co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through Interreg V-A Spain-France-Andorra (POCTEFA 2014-2020).
The 3rd International Colloquium on Climate Change in Mountain Areas is organized within the framework of the OPCC2 project and with the partnership of the Mobile Film Festival in the context of its 2019 competition on the theme of climate change.