Selected Resources

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In this section you will find selected information on climate change adaptation in protected areas. It should help anyone who is willing to start integrating climate change into its management practice. 

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Selected methodologies & guidelines

EUROPARC-Spain: “Manual 13 – A Manual on Climate Change Adaptation for Protected Areas” – 2018 – (EN & SP) Read more

Natural England: “Climate Change Adaptation Manual” – 2020 – (EN) Read more

European Commission: “Guidelines on Climate Change and Natura 2000” – 2014 – (DE, EN, FR) Read more

CMP – Open Standards for the practice of Conservation – “Conservation Standards Applied to Ecosystem-based Adaptation” – 2020 – Download

US National Wildlife Federation: Climate-smart Conservation : putting adaptation principles into practice – 2014 – (EN)  Read more

US National Wildlife Federation: Scanning the conservation horizon : A guide to climate change vulnerability assessment – 2011 – (EN) Read more

ADEME: Diagnostic de vulnérabilité d’un territoire au changement climatique – 2012 – (FR) Read more

WWF: Méthodologie d’adaptation au changement climatique pour les aires protégées (CAMPA) : Côtières et Marines. Changement de Marées – 2016 – (FR) Download 

IUCN: Adapting to Climate Change : Guidance for protected area managers and planners – 2016 – (EN) Read more

European Climate Change Service

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EUROPARC Webinars on climate change adaptation in protected areas

Climate change webinar series

Oct 21, 2020 [Ep.3] : Climate change adaptation in Protected Areas – From theory to practice. Go to webinar details

April 28, 2020 [Ep. 2]: Protected Areas in a Changing Climate: a SWOT analysis. Go to webinar details

Nov 27, 2019 [Ep 1]: Setting the scene: Nature conservation in a changing climate. Go to webinar details

Digital Siggen Seminar 2020 – webinars

March 23-25, 2020

Read the highlights or access the recordings and presentations here

Our house is on fire! A word from on climate change and biodiversity loss. By Ignace Schops, President, EUROPARC

Climate change and nature protected areas. A seminar, a LIFE Project and the results of a European survey by O. de Sadeleer, EUROPARC

Elements of methodology and key concepts. Formalising key concepts definitions and elements of methodology for climate change adaptation in protected areas. A-C. Tissot, Réserves Naturelles de France

Climate Change Risk assessment and vulnerability diagnostic. Case study: “Risk assessment of Scottish protected areas features to climate change” S. Pritchard, Scottish Nature Heritage

Planning for adaptation. Case study: Adapting the management of protected areas to climate change in the Basque Country Natura 2000 by A. Butron, Ihobe – Sociedad Pública de Gestión Ambiental

Implementing the measures, an opportunity to cooperate Case study: Climate change adaptation in the Portofino Marine Protected Area, how to collaborate with local stakeholders By L. Merotto, Portofino MPA

Integration of the regulatory context. Case Study: Climate change and biodiversity conservation. Which synergies in the current legal framework of France? by P. Strosser, Acteon

EUROPARC Annual Conference 2020 – Online Workshop on climate change

Sept 09, 2020

Read the outcomes or directly download the presentation material below

Véronique Lebourgeois, Parc naturel régional du Morvan – Réserve naturelle des Tourbières du Morvan, France – download

Iris Lochon, Syndicat mixte du Parc naturel régional des Volcans d’Auvergne – Réserve de Chastreix-Sancy, France – download

Juliette Dané, Asters, Conservatoire des espaces naturels de Haute-Savoie – Réserve de Sixt-Passy, France – download

Emilien Bastian, LPO – Réserve de Lilleau des Niges, France – download

Kenzo Héas, Fédération des réserves naturelles catalanes- Réserve de la Massane, France – download

Discussions with members

“Helping Protected Areas adapt to climate change”
Oct 2020 – EUROPARC 20 : Workshop outcomes – Read now

“Helping protected areas adapt to a changing climate”
Mar 2020 – Siggen Seminar program highlights – Read now

“Adapting to climate change – Ideas from the field”
Mar 2020 – Siggen Seminar – Participant discussion – Read now

“Climate change adaptation for Protected Area managers – discussing solution”
Dec 2019 – EUROPARC 19 – Read now

“How are Protected Areas adapting to climate change?”
Dec 2019 – EUROPARC 19PA in-sight Vol 11 (pp. 16-19) – Download in EN, DE, FR (Print version available upon request)