The PLAAC-Arrábida project, coordinated by ENA - Agência de Energia e Ambiente da Arrábida and funded by the EEA Grants Environment Program, has as main objective the elaboration of three local climate adaptation plans, aiming to prepare these municipalities to face the challenges that climate change poses to communities.
The May sessions took place in a face-to-face format on the 11th (Clube Sesimbrense, Sesimbra) and 30th (Convento de São Domingos, Azeitão), gathering more than a hundred participants from the three municipalities that, together, started the construction of climate change adaptation strategies/actions for the Arrábida Territory, establishing Local Climate Adaptation Networks in a participative and dynamic process.
In these sessions were characterized the actions that participants considered relevant for climate adaptation in the territory in transversal sectors (sea and coastal areas, water resources, spatial planning, security of people and goods), as well as specific sectors (agriculture and food security; forests and forestry; biodiversity and natural heritage; economy; energy and energy security; human health; transport and communications; fisheries and aquaculture and cultural heritage).
The workshops were facilitated by the Faculty of Science and Technology, New University of Lisbon (FCT-NOVA), a partner in the project, with the support of the City Councils of Setúbal, Palmela and Sesimbra, as well as the Parish Council of Azeitão and the participation of IGOT (Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning of the University of Lisbon.
This joint work of identification and co-construction of climate adaptation measures will continue in the coming weeks with the consolidation of the collected measures and their integration in the Local Plans, final result of the PLAAC-Arrábida project.