Natur’Adapt Online Seminar

Exchange on the results of the LIFE Natur’Adapt project discussing case studies from Protected Areas & European and regional strategies.

Climate Adaptation and Biodiversity Conservation

Priorities and measures to improve planning and management in Protected Areas

How can we develop integrated approaches among different governing levels to improve climate change adaptation?

What strategies and methodologies to improve planning and management?

How can we integrate adaptation priorities with biodiversity conservation objectives and measures in Protected Areas?

We will explore this considering the results of the LIFE Natur’Adapt project, case studies from Protected Areas and current policy priorities and developments at regional and European levels.

We aim to exchange with decision-makers at all levels, organisations working on environment, biodiversity and climate change, Protected Areas networks and managing authorities.

Programme and Presentations


Federico Minozzi, EUROPARC Federation


Natur’Adapt project and some lessons learntAnne-Cerise Tissot, Réserves Naturelles de France

Case Studies

Local challenges and solutions for better planning and management of climate adaptation – Lorenzo Merotto, Portofino Marine Protected Area, Italy

Building a climate adaptation strategy for the Protected Areas network in Finland – Santtu Kareksela, Metsahallitus, Parks and Wildlife Finland

An initiative to mainstream resources for nature restoration in UK national parks – Emma Davies, Palladium


European and Regional Strategies

Strategic planning for climate adaptation and biodiversity conservation – Alexandra Cabral, Norte Portugal Regional Coordination and Development Commission

EU Policy priorities and measures for climate adaptation and nature restoration – Stefania Charisiadou, European Commission DG Environment

The role of regions to improve nature restoration and climate adaptation in Europe – Roby Biwer, European Committee of the Regions


Final Remarks

Conclusions – Federico Minozzi, EUROPARC Federation

Other Resources

During the Online Seminar, a lively discussion took place in the chat. Check other resources shared:

Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment – Peak District National Park Authority

Re-evaluating the sensitivity of habitats to climate change – Natural England

Methodological paper on how to evaluate biodiversity aspects and carbon sequestration in forested ecosystems: Developing a spatially explicit modelling and evaluation framework for integrated carbon sequestration and biodiversity conservation: Application in southern Finland

Resilient Ecological Networks work by Natural Resources Wales: Responding to our nature and climate emergencies by designing Resilient Ecological Networks


Nature Restoration Law – Proposal