EUROPARC Climate Change Week


EUROPARC Climate Change Week 2022


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– Organiser: EUROPARC
– Language: English
– Virtual or in-person: Virtual

Do you want to know more about Climate Change adaptation in Protected Areas? EUROPARC organises the annual Climate Change Week! During this week, you will:

  • Be able to participate in a series of 3 webinars on Climate Change adaptation in Protected Areas.
  • Get access to 6 articles on actual Climate Change adaptation plans of 6 Protected Areas.

EUROPARC Climate Change Week Programme

Webinar I: Wednesday 20 April 2022 – 09:30h – 11:00h AM CET.

In this first webinar, we will start by presenting elements of the Natur’Adapt Methodology for Climate Change adaptation in Protected Areas. It will be followed by a presentation of the results of a meta-analysis of the effectiveness of corridors in conserving terrestrial species in a changing climate.1. Integrating Climate Change into Protected Area Management Practice – Elements of Methodology.

By Olivier de Sadeleer, Project Manager, LIFE Natur’Adapt, EUROPARC (Linkedin)Over the last 3 years the LIFE Natur’Adapt Project team has been developing a new approach, a methodology, on how to develop a Climate Change adaptation plan for Protected Areas. In this presentation, you will get a sneak preview of the methodology itself. We will also share key learnings from the experience of PA managers that contributed to its development.2. What is the evidence for the effectiveness of corridors for the conservation of terrestrial vertebrates in Europe?

By Hugo Mell, Scientific Project Manager, Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle.The presence of linear features in fragmented landscapes is thought to be essential to provide corridors for wildlife and connect populations that would be otherwise isolated. In a context of global climate change, preserving such connectivity might be crucial for the persistence of species forced to locally adapt and/or migrate in response to degrading conditions. Despite increasing interests about corridors for conservation, arguments for their promotion draw mostly on theoretical work. Here, we will present the results from a systematic review of the empirical literature about corridor effectiveness for terrestrial vertebrates in Europe.

Webinar II: Thursday 21 April 2022 – 09:30h – 11:00h AM CET

When developing a climate change adaptation plan, understanding the future of climate is essential. In this second webinar, you will discover the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) from the European Commission and how it can be used for biodiversity conservation.

1. Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S)-How climate information can be made user relevant and usable?

By Dr. Samuel Almond, Sectoral Information System Officer, Copernicus Climate Change Service, ECMWF, European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (Linkedin)C3S’s vision is to provide open access, authoritative, quality-assured climate information to support adaptation and mitigation policies and the development of downstream services in response to a changing climate. The presentation will introduce how the data and the tools available through the Climate Data Store (CDS) can be used in specific user relevant contexts relevant to EUROPARC.2. Copernicus Climate Information System for biodiversity

By Dr. Eline Vanuytrecht, R&D at VITO (Flemish Institute for Technological Research) (Linkedin)The new Sectoral Information System for Biodiversity (part of the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S)) offers quality-assured, tailored and ready-to-use bioclimate indicators for the globe, up to 1 km resolution, from 1950 up to 2100. Also available are applications to explore the indicators or assess a region’s climate suitability as well as six case studies that illustrate the service’s relevance for assessing climate impact. The service aims to provide operational support to decision-making challenges faced by the biodiversity and ecosystem services community.

Webinar III: Friday 22 April 2022 – 09.30 – 11.00AM CET

In this 3rd instalment, participants will discover the results of i) an evidence map on species translocations and ii) a meta analysis on the effect of forest management abandonment, as measures for biodiversity conservation and climate change adaptation.

1. A worldwide systematic map of species translocations involving protected areas

Following systematic mapping methods, we will present the results of a qualitative analysis of about 500 scientific articles on species translocation operations (manual transfers) involving a Protected Area from 1969 to 2020. We will learn about what translocation was trying to achieve, what types of translocations were carried out, and what was the role of Protected Areas.

2. A global meta-analysis on the effect of the cessation of forest management on biodiversityBased on systematic review methods, a meta-analysis was conducted on the effects of stopping forest management on biodiversity focusing on temperate, boreal and Mediterranean forests. We will present the evidence from this quantitative synthesis on the potential of this measure for biodiversity restoration.

Both topics will be presented by Joseph Langridge, Scientific project officer « systematic reviews and syntheses », FRB – The French Foundation for Biodiversity Research (FRB) (Linkedin)

More info

For all info check the EUROPARC events website here.

About EUROPARC Federation

The EUROPARC Federation is the network for Europe’s natural and cultural heritage. Created by our members, the Federation works, to improve the management of Protected Areas in Europe through international cooperation, exchange of ideas and experience, and by influencing policy.

As the representative body of Europe’s Protected Areas we are the collective voice for all nature and landscape areas and we seek to build a stronger, unifying, European network organisation that is better placed to support our members and to respond to current and future challenges Europe’s nature is facing.

The EUROPARC Federation is dedicated to practical nature conservation and sustainable development of Europe’s biodiversity, fostering holistic landscape approaches in its management.

We come together from across Europe, with a shared passion for nature and landscapes to look beyond our parks and highlight their importance to the environmental, social and economic development of our regions, countries and European society.