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MONTCLIMA

Mountain areas are among the territories most affected by natural hazards and these risks are expected to increase due to the effects of climate change (more severe droughts, higher average temperatures, and changes in the rainfall patterns). These risks do not respect administrative limits (for example, fires that cross borders in continuous forest areas) and need transnational coordination.

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Mountains are highly vulnerable to natural risks, which are becoming more intense due to climate change. The risk comes from the encounter between a natural phenomenon and the infrastructures and services that occupy the territory. Natural phenomena cause environmental damage, but also social and economic losses. Southwest Europe is one of the areas of the world suffering most from the effects of climate change. Its mountain areas are threatened by four main risks: drought, forest fires, erosion and flooding.

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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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Mon, 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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Thu, 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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OBJECTIVES

The project aims to strengthen the resilience of the SUDOE mountain territories through a transnational strategic framework based on capitalizing on previous successful projects for the prevention and management of natural climate risks (fires, droughts, flooding and erosion).

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The MONTCLIMA project is co-financed by the European Regional
Development Fund (ERDF) through the Interreg SUDOE Programme

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