Author: Sara Moraca

  • Building Climate Resilience: Challenges, Solutions, and Collaborative Strategies

    Building Climate Resilience: Challenges, Solutions, and Collaborative Strategies

    In the face of escalating climate change impacts, the imperative to build climate resilience has transcended from a mere environmental concern to a critical societal, economic, and environmental necessity. This article delves into the multifaceted nature of climate resilience, exploring the challenges it presents and the collaborative solutions proposed across various sectors, as articulated in…

  • Enhancing Agricultural Resilience in Europe: Understanding the Impact of Extreme Weather Events and Solutions for Adaptation

    Enhancing Agricultural Resilience in Europe: Understanding the Impact of Extreme Weather Events and Solutions for Adaptation

    An extreme weather event represents a departure from typical weather conditions that is rare for a specific location and time of year. These occurrences, when they persist, can escalate into extreme climate events, encompassing phenomena like heatwaves, cold spells, heavy rainfall, storms, floods, landslides, droughts, wildfires, and intense storms. Such events, especially when they converge,…

  • Fortifying Europe’s Forests: A Legislative Drive for Resilience and Sustainability

    Fortifying Europe’s Forests: A Legislative Drive for Resilience and Sustainability

    Forest monitoring legislation aims to address critical information gaps regarding Europe’s forests, driven by the urgent need to bolster forest resilience in the face of escalating threats like climate change, pollution, and pests. With record-breaking fires devastating vast swathes of land and projections indicating a substantial decline in forest value, there’s an imperative to reverse…

  • COP28: Perspective and ambitions for the Landscape Resilience

    COP28: Perspective and ambitions for the Landscape Resilience

    Once a year, the 198 countries that have ratified the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) come together to outline key points on the global climate agenda. Since its inception, the aim of the Conference of the Parties (COP) has been to mitigate the consequences of human activities on the climate by fostering…

  • Strengthening Mediterranean Resilience: Insights from ResAlliance’s General Assembly in Florence

    Strengthening Mediterranean Resilience: Insights from ResAlliance’s General Assembly in Florence

    Landscape resilience, agriculture, forestry, and the intricate dance with climate change took center stage in a captivating three-day symposium that took place in Florence from December 11 to 13, 2023. This gathering marked a pivotal moment as part of the second General Assembly of the ResAlliance project, where the tapestry of discussions was woven with…

  • European Commission’s Bold Move: Guiding Member States Towards Climate Resilience

    European Commission’s Bold Move: Guiding Member States Towards Climate Resilience

    This summer, the European Commission has taken a significant step by adopting a new set of comprehensive guidelines aimed at assisting Member States in updating and implementing their national adaptation strategies, plans, and policies. These guidelines align with the European Climate Law and the EU Strategy on adaptation to climate change, reflecting the European Union’s…

  • The European Drought Risk Atlas: A Novel Approach to Understanding the Impacts of Climate Change

    The European Drought Risk Atlas: A Novel Approach to Understanding the Impacts of Climate Change

    In recent years, droughts have had a significant impact on various regions within the European Union. However, accurately assessing and quantifying the risks and consequences of droughts has been a complex challenge due to the multifaceted nature of these events. Droughts do not lend themselves to easy definition or prediction; they develop gradually, can occur outside…

  • Great Success for ResAlliance Launch at AGROSYM 2023

    Great Success for ResAlliance Launch at AGROSYM 2023

    AGROSYM is an essential annual conference in the agriculture and forestry sector, held in Bosnia-Herzegovina for the past fourteen years. This high-profile event draws hundreds of attendees from the Balkans, the Mediterranean, Central Europe, and beyond. In 2023, AGROSYM took place at the Jahorina ski resort, near Sarajevo, from October 5 to 8. The conference…

  • LandLabs are ready to be launched!

    LandLabs are ready to be launched!

    Save the date, LandlLabs are about to launch! LandLabs are tools to support knowledge transfer and activate regional landscape resilience solutions in 5 selected Mediterranean regions within the ResAlliance project. Landlabs are context specific knowledge transfer and engagement programs for farmers and foresters in selected regions that represent important areas for climate change impacts. In the official Launches, LandLabs…