Lavola is leading the Catalonia and Balearic Islands’ climate change vulnerability assessment. The project is funded by Fundación Biodiversidad, a Spanish biodiversity foundation that is part of the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment.

The project aims to replicate in the Balearic Islands a methodology developed in collaboration with the Catalan Office of Climate Change. A total of 43 indicators will be analysed.

Out of the existing indicators implemented in the first phase of the study, 17 are related to temperature increase and one is related to the impact of  drought. The remaining 25 new indicators are under development but will concentrate mainly on drought.

The study will analyse various risks related to the impacts of climate change across different sectors in Catalonia and the Balearic Islands. It highlights the increase in tourist demand, greater risk of forest fires, water availability,  energy demand and the impact of climate change in agriculture, livestock, urban planning and housing among other sectors in the region.

This project is generating valuable vulnerability maps at local level in  Catalonia and the Balearic Islands ensuring the  replication  of the methodology.

Also, various participatory sessions are planned to ensure that the results of the vulnerability assessment are effectively disseminated.

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