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LIFE CLINOMICS (Life15 CCA/ES/000102) “Fostering resilience. Opportunities and challenges of the local economy and society to adapt to climate change.”






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The project will be finalized in June 2019



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Adaptation element

Adaptation planning and practices; Capacity building; Communication and outreach/awareness; Education and training; Impact assessment; Institutional arrangements; Knowledge management; Socio-economic data and information; Stakeholder involvement; Vulnerability assessment

Adaptation sector/theme

Agriculture; Ecosystems; Coastal areas/zones; Tourism

Climate hazard

Increasing temperatures; Land and forest degradation; Loss of biodiversity; Sea level rise; Shift of seasons; Wildfire




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The main objective is to build resilience of the Mediterranean Local Authorities operating in three different territories and in three significant economic activities.
Other essential objectives are:

• To draft climate change adaptation action plans and strategies and to create the appropriate conditions to make its material and financial implementation a reality in a short term, while strengthening social participation.

  • • To provide tools to the Local Authorities which allow them to launch climate change adaptation processes at an affordable cost to avoid irreversibility points and exorbitant future costs.
  • • To incorporate adaptation to climate change in the action of Local Authorities.
  • • To develop a climate change adaptation planning model that can be replicated in the Mediterranean area and in South of Europe and that can be useful to other European countries.

• To establish criteria to attract private investment.

  • • To launch local investment processes with private-public partnerships to implement climate change adaptation measures in the territories and in the economic activities.
  • • To organize an active and coordinated response for the adaptation to climate change of all stakeholders of the territory.
  • • To modernize local economies to adapt to climate change, increase competitiveness, improve the market position of enterprises and create new jobs.
  • • To demonstrate, through the implementation of six pilot actions, the possibilities of the adaptation measures, their costs and their benefits.
  • • To apply and contrast already developed methodologies and to summarize response projects already done in order to optimize efforts through the existing knowledge and by replicating previously developed actions.
  • • To create knowledge, capacity and information on the impacts of climate change in the territories and the economic sectors involved in the project, as well as on the actions that reduce or eliminate those impacts.
  • • To raise awareness among citizens, stakeholders and Local Authorities on the impacts of climate change and to promote their active participation in both private and public actions on adaptation.
  • • To inform economic stakeholders of the financial consequences of not adapting to climate change and of the negative impact it can have in operating accounts and insurance costs in the mid and long term.
  • • To extend Mayors Adapt participation among municipalities of Catalonia

Expected outcome


Further information

​Contact person: Helena PERXACS



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Target group

Academics and scientists; Policy makers; Private sector






Action 1
Study of the effects of climate change on the territory: diagnosis, impact and vulnerabilities (A.1). Diagnosis of social and institutional capacity to increase the resilience of the territory (A.2) They will provide knowledge on the impact of climate change in the selected territories, as well as on the capacity of the society to face them. Related objectives: informing stakeholders, raising awareness, applying and comparing available methodologies and knowledge.
The resources used will be: existing studies (from the Spanish and Catalan Climate Change Offices (CCCO) and other European projects), external consultancies that will conduct the studies on the impacts and social diagnosis and technicians of the public authorities involved (mainly from the CCCO and DIBA), which will guide the work in coordination with the technicians from local authorities and with the stakeholders involved in the territorial and sectorial governance structures (MeTACC and MeSAAC).
Action 2
Creating multilevel governance structures for adaptation to climate change (C.1). Training and Education (C.4). Actions aimed at training, building capacity and organising all stakeholders from the territories and the economic activities so that they get ready to take action.
Related objectives: organizing a coordinated response, providing local authorities with the appropriate tools and including climate change adaptation in their action. The participation platforms will be organized with own resources and there will be external consultants and experts for capacity building and training.
Action 3
Development of the Strategy and Action Plans for adaptation to climate change. MeTACC activity. (C.2). Implementation of adaptation actions (C.3). MeTACC will draft climate change adaptation strategies and action plans and will implement 6 pilot measures.
Related objectives: adaptation planning, launching investment processes, establishing criteria to attract private investment, upgrading local economies and demonstrating socioeconomic feasibility of adaptation measures.
Own resources will be used, mainly: experts from the County Councils, which will guide the process, external consultancies to draft the planning and contractors to implement pilot adaptation measures.
Action 4
Replicability and transferability of LIFE Clinomics (C.5). This action will extend the results in the climate zone of southern Europe.
Related objectives: developing a European model on adaptation planning as well as strengthening Mayors Adapt.
Own resources will be used, as well as some external assistance.
Action 5
Strategy and instruments for dissemination (E.1). Design and editing of educational materials (E.2). Organization and participation in seminars and conferences (E.3). These actions will publicize CLINOMICS results and methodology.
Related objectives: training, capacity building, informing and raising awareness in the territories within the project and beyond, in order to help extending Mayors Adapt initiative.
Own resources will be used, mainly from social stakeholders, and there might be some external contracts.
Action 6
Calculation and monitoring of indicators (D.1). Project management and coordination (F.1). Evaluation and monitoring of the project (F.2). After-LIFE Plan (F.3). These are actions that guarantee the CLINOMICS aims and its continuity. Own resources will be used, mainly from the project coordinator (DIBA), external assistance on management and experts for the quality control and project assessment



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Implementing partners

  • Project Sponsor: Diputation of Barcelona Beneficiaries of the project partners:

•Three local authorities located in the areas where the project actions will be developed: the Environmental Policies Consortium of Terres de l’Ebre (COPATE), County Council of Alt Penedès (CCAP) and Montseny Natural Park.

•A partner with wide knowledge on climate change: the Catalan Office for Climate Change (OCCC), which will bring awareness on climate change in these territories.

•Four socioeconomic partners that promote and extend actions within the economic and productive system: the Barcelona Official Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Services and Navigation (CCB), the Trade Union Confederation of the National Labour Commission of Catalonia (CONC), General Workers’ Union of Catalonia (UGTCAT) and the Farmers’ Union of Catalonia (UPCAT).






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