FARCLIMATE Project embarks on a journey to enhance European climate resilience

December 11, 2023

The FARCLIMATE Project, coordinated by Universidade de Vigo, has commenced with a promising start. The initiative, which began on October 1, 2023, boasts a 48-month timeline and a €5M budget. Its primary objective is to bolster climate resilience across Europe, benefiting a minimum of 20 regions and communities. The project also aims to furnish essential tools and recommendations often disregarded in climate change communication.

The kick-off meeting, held on October 18th, was marked by various significant events. The day commenced with a warm welcome from the Rector of UVigo, followed by introductions from all beneficiary organizations and the first part of Work Package (WP) presentations. The day concluded with an outdoor workshop titled “Climate change from sea – potential consequences on natural ecosystems and productive systems in Galician Rias,” along with a networking dinner.

The project’s actions will focus on understanding the climate change factors affecting local economic sectors, developing innovative approaches for agriculture, fishing, and forestry, and promoting sustainable decision management plans through training and workshops. Innovative technical solutions within the fishing sector include the creation of brigades to independently respond to emergency events and the promotion of resilience and environmental awareness in the marine environment.

The project’s impact aims to benefit various economic sectors at the local level. It is set to make a significant contribution to Europe’s resilience to climate change by providing tailored solutions and promoting sustainable practices.

In a world grappling with the consequences of climate change, the FARCLIMATE Project stands as a testament to collaborative resilience. As stakeholders eagerly await updates on the project’s progress, it is clear that FARCLIMATE is not merely a project; it is a collective commitment to shaping a sustainable and resilient future for Europe in the face of an uncertain climate landscape.

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