Complex planning, monitoring, information and educational tools for adaptation of territory to the climate change impacts with the main emphasis on agriculture and forestry management in the landscape
It is a multidisciplinary project focused on mitigation of negative climate change impacts, particularly the extreme phenomena of climate change impacts, i.e. drought and rainstorms in the South Moravian Region (hereinafter referred to as SMR). On the basis of the current climatic data and expected scenarios, this region can be considered the most affected region (particularly by drought) in the Czech Republic.
The main focus of the project is aimed at the agriculture and forestry sector, which utilizes 90% of SMR’s area and in which, due to the climatic change, a reduction in the natural land capability and subsequently in farm crop revenues or forest tree species increases can be expected. Conversely, if the adaptation implementation is successful, the agriculture and forestry sector can show the most significant effects.
The solution will cause a desirable model interconnection of various space planning routines - land consolidation, spatial planning data, plans of river basin areas, regional forest development plans.
A quite fundamental benefit of the project is the application of integrated approaches without which the adaptation of the territory towards the climate change will never be as effective as it could be. Data, analyses, models and geographical interpretations of climatological, hydrological, pedological and production data will be interlinked significantly in the project.
From the view of its territorial scope, the project solution is distributed to the following operations:
- Monitoring, evaluations, analyses, calculations and strategies carried out generally for the territory of the entire region.
- Proposals of measures in the area of selected river basins and demonstration projects to provide a practical solution to mitigate the undesirable impacts in the agricultural and forestry managements.
Project outputs will create a system of tools of various types of adaptation measures reduce negative climate change effects.
February 2015 – April 2016
The project is financed from the EEA and Norway Grants 2009 – 2014.