Author: Matteo Gabaglio

  • Agroforestry: A Key Solution for Climate Change

    Agroforestry: A Key Solution for Climate Change

    A recent scientific review published in Nature Climate Change highlights how agroforestry could easily become the first  natural climate solution in Europe and worldwide. Agroforestry, defined as the deliberate incorporation of trees in agricultural landscapes, could be the largest single contribution the agricultural sector can make toward mitigating climate change. In fact, its global impact…

  • Tabias and Jessour: an ancestral hydro-agricultural system in arid environments

    Tabias and Jessour: an ancestral hydro-agricultural system in arid environments

    Jessour and Tabias are traditional systems crucial for water and soil conservation in the agricultural zones of southeastern Tunisia. These innovative techniques maximise limited water resources and preserve the fertility of arid lands, playing an essential role in sustainable agriculture and supporting local communities in harsh, dry environments. Their effectiveness ensures the longevity and productivity…

  • Bridging tradition and innovation: Lebanon’s role in EU-funded resilience projects

    Bridging tradition and innovation: Lebanon’s role in EU-funded resilience projects

    Lebanon’s pivotal role in EU-funded resilience projects stems from its unique blend of tradition and innovation. From rural wisdom to urban technology, it offers diverse insights crucial for collaborative efforts. By embracing multiculturalism, Lebanon fosters inclusive collaborations, paving the path for a sustainable future through EU partnerships and holistic approaches. In the landscape of EU-funded resilience…

  • Sharing Good Practices: the Catalonia resilient workshop experience

    Sharing Good Practices: the Catalonia resilient workshop experience

    Climate change and mediterranean landscape Faced with the growing effects of climate change, our landscapes and environments are increasingly vulnerable. For this reason, building resilient landscapes is key to safeguarding ecosystems and the services they provide to communities. It is essential to improve the adaptation and resilience of the Mediterranean landscape and to understand how…

  • Resilience thinking: a promising avenue to address the multiple challenges of our time

    Resilience thinking: a promising avenue to address the multiple challenges of our time

    In the face of global challenges like climate change, biodiversity loss, and population growth, resilience theory offers strategies to strengthen landscapes. Learn how resilience can help navigate these complex issues. Resilience as a solution for the global triple challenge Humanity is facing a huge challenge: we need to take care – feed, provide shelter, and…

  • What is happening to Europe’s climate?

    What is happening to Europe’s climate?

    The latest report, “European State of the Climate 2023,” compiled by the Copernicus ECMWF, Climate Change Service (C3S) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), provides compelling evidence of the warming of Europe’s climate. Evidence for global warming One datum should say it all: At 1.0°C above average, and 2.6°C above the pre-industrial level, 2023 was…

  • Creating mosaic landscapes: integrating vineyards to prevent wildfires and increase resilience

    Creating mosaic landscapes: integrating vineyards to prevent wildfires and increase resilience

    Tweet Discover how agroforestry mosaic landscapes in La Plana de Manlleu, Catalonia, Northeastern Spain, with multifunctional vineyard firebreak buffers, prevent wildfires while offering socio-economic benefits and enhancing ecosystem services. In the Mediterranean region, increasing temperatures and aridity have amplified the threat and frequency of wildfires, inflicting significant damage and costs. Traditional fire mitigation approaches often…

  • Save the date: Resalliance Resilience workshops are kicking off with the Cyprus landlabs!

    Save the date: Resalliance Resilience workshops are kicking off with the Cyprus landlabs!

    In the ResAlliance project, LandLabs emerge as crucial instruments for fostering knowledge exchange and strengthening  regional landscape resilience across the five designated Mediterranean regions of the project. Tailored to the unique contexts of these areas, LandLabs serve as platforms for transferring knowledge and engaging with farmers and foresters, particularly in regions susceptible to the impacts…