What is the link between natural hazards and climate change?

Over the past two decades, the scientific community has focused efforts on clarifying the links between extreme weather events and global warming caused by greenhouse gas emissions.While extreme weather events may be due to natural causes, there is a broad scientific consensus that human-induced climate change is making these events more likely and more intense.

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Lun, 13/09/2021 - 13:37

We are pleased to announce that the MONTCLIMA SUDOE project is organizing a seminar on Strategies for managing and preventing drought impacts in forests in the SUDOE mountains that will take place in Barcelona on 30th September 2021.

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One of the key actions of the SUDOE MONTCLIMA project is the design and implementation (testing and development) of common Action Plans for prevention and management of natural hazards, which will be validated and/or improved through pilot trials.

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Vie, 02/07/2021 - 11:22

The Valentin valley, located mainly in the Eaux-Bonnes area, is a zone regularly subjected to all kinds of natural hazards such as usually occurs in the mountains.

The first step of this pilot case of the MONTCLIMA project was the carrying out of a multi-hazard inventory made from avalanche reports, newspaper articles, archives and records, RTM/MTES event database and evidences or witness statements.

680 events have been registered over the last two centuries, among which 604 avalanches, 33 landslides and mudflows, 33 torrential events and 11 rockfalls.

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Lun, 31/05/2021 - 10:53

Coinciding with World Earth Day, the second transnational seminar on "Forest fire management and prevention strategies in the SUDOE area" took place on 22 April 2021 in Leira, Portugal. The meeting was hosted by the Intermunicipal Community of the Leira Region (CIMRL), a partner of the project. From 9:30 to 14:00, numerous external speakers and MONTCLIMA partners shared the latest data collected on forest fires, and exchanged on best management practices to increase the resilience of the territories of the Southwest against the risk of forest fires.

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Jue, 20/05/2021 - 16:32

Coinciding with World Earth Day, the second seminar of the Montclima project will take place on Thursday 22nd April from 9h30 to 13h, entirely online. This event, hosted by the Comunidade Intermunicipal de Região de Leiria (CIMRL) in Portugal will be dedicated to the management and prevention of forest fires in Southwest Europe. Previous registration is needed and available here.

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