3rd International Colloquium on Climate Change in Mountain Areas

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The Pyrenean Climate Change Observatory (OPCC) and the Aragon Region, current president of the Working Community of the Pyrenees (CTP), 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 (STILL INACTIVE).

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.



Call for good practices


Adaptation to climate change is often an abstract concept. How to move from theory to practice? To answer this question, this 3rd Colloquium has planned a specific session on good practices of adaptation to climate change in the Pyrenees.  We therefore launch a call for good practices of adaptation to climate change, which have been implemented or are being implemented in the mountains. Feel free to send us your good adaptation practice!



In this 3rd Colloquium on climate change in mountain areas we want to give visibility to adaptation initiatives that have been carried out or are being carried out in the Pyrenees. From the most ambitious initiatives such as climate-proof management plans, to the simplest autonomous adaptation actions, all can be a source of inspiration for socio-economic sectors and decision-makers, driving them to take action in favor of climate change adaptation.

The Selection Committee of the Colloquium will select the 5 most virtuous good practices on the basis of  defined selection criteria. These 5 cases will be invited to present their experience on the 23rd of October. The organization will cover the costs of accommodation and public transport for the speakers. The rest of the good practices presented and corresponding to the criteria of the call will be invited to prepare a poster that will be exhibited during the event in the exhibition hall of the Palacio de Congresos of Jaca. All the good practices will become part of the OPCC catalogue of good adaptation practices, and will also be registered in other adaptation platforms at the national and European level (Climate ADAPT, adapteCCa, etc.).



Who can present their good practice of adaptation? 

Any private entity or person (public or private) that has been involved or is involved in the implementation of a specific adaptation action in the Pyrenees.


What are the eligibility criteria? 


Adaptation initiatives range from measures aimed at improving knowledge to concrete measures for the construction of infrastructure to protect against climate risks. In this call for good practices we will give priority to concrete adaptation measures, which will illustrate how specific actions are implemented to face some challenges posed by climate change in the Pyrenees.  In particular, the measures should:

  •     Have been implemented or being currently implemented in the geographical zone of the Pyrenees.
  •     Have a real application: adaptation measures or initiatives already implemented or in a phase of implementation.
  •     Be clearly linked to climate change adaptation; good practices must have been designed and applied to reduce vulnerability to climate change and/or address its impacts or opportunities, and present a long-term perspective.
  •     Offer accessible information about the good practice; the initiative must have a source of detailed and accessible information about the good practice in question, preferably in several languages (Spanish, French and English)


How to present a good practice


 Candidates should fill in this excel form with the required data (in French and Spanish), and send it by e-mail to info_opcc@ctp.org.


What is the deadline?


    The deadline for submissions of good practices is the 23 st of September 2019.


Provisional agenda



Registration is free but compulsory, filling up the following form:

 Online registration 3rd International Colloquium on Climate Change in Mountain Areas


Who organizes this colloquium?


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.






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Technical Committee and executive board

Govern d'Andorra Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine Gobierno de Aragón Generalitat de Catalunya Eusko Jaurlaritza | Gobierno Vasco Occitanie Nafarroako Gobernua | Gobierno de Navarra

Steering committee and OPCC2 partners

FORESPIR CTP Universidad Zaragoza IPE - CSIC Conservatorie Botanique National EEAD - CSIC brgm

Cofinancers of the OPCC2 Project

Occitanie alima'agri POCTEFA Fundación Biodiversidad PIMA adapta


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