Third research mission

The third Research Mission of Triple-C project was hosted by NEIKER-Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development on 26th June in Arkaute (Basque Country, Spain). Due to the situation caused by the pandemic, the meeting was held virtually open to speakers and attendees from various European countries.

The goals of this online networking workshop “Agriculture, animal husbandry and forestry to face climate change” were to share best practices of projects identified at the European level that can serve as models for different countries in order to face the challenges of the agricultural and forestry sectors due to climate change.

The workshop, conducted by Jonas Coppen of DEX, started with the welcome of Carlos Garbisu, Chief Scientific Officer of Neiker, with a setting in context of what the risks associated with climate change may entail for agriculture and forestry, but also of the opportunities that these sectors represent to face climate change risks.

An initial presentation on climate change and TRIPLE-C goals actual situation was provided by Jean François Berthoumieu from the Association Climatologique de la Moyenne Garonne (A.C.M.G) as coordinator of the INTERREG TRIPLE-C project.

The six projects presented in the network aim to develop knowledge that is useful for the different sectors in which they work. But above all, their objective was to implement management practices that were tested in pilot cases and in which stakeholders have participated to achieve innovative solutions at the local level. In addition, a specific presentation was made on Regional climate change scenarios informing impacts and adaptation, so that the attendants could have a clearer vision of future prospects in relation to models of climate change.

In this sense, the workshop has allowed sharing results from the projects, in particular, good practices and experiences, identifying barriers and possible solutions and the formulation of recommendations at the European level. In addition, there was a live debate between speakers and attendees using the chat enabled in the Teams platform, and there was a notable interest among the different participants to establish future relationships to carry out work in this area.




Programme June 26th 2020 (Time zone: Central European Time (CET))

9:45 Logging in to the Conference room
10.00 Welcome words

Carlos Garbisu – Chief Scientific Officer at NEIKER

10.10 Jean-François Berthoumieu | Association Climatologique de la Moyenne-Garonne et du Sud-Ouest (ACMG)

Triple – C project / Atlantic Area programme

“Capitalising Climate Change projects in Risk management for a better AA resilience”

10.25 Vanessa Sánchez Ortega | Fundación Global Nature

LIFE AgriAdapt project / LIFE programme

“Sustainable adaptation of typical EU farming systems to climate change”

10.45 Enno Uhl | Technical University of Munich (TUM)


“Solutions for adapted forest management strategies under the threat of climate change”

11.05 José Manuel Gutiérrez Llorente | Institute of Physics of Cantabria

“Regional climate change scenarios informing impacts and adaptation”

11.25 Break
11.40 Borut Vrščaj| Agricultural Institute of Slovenia

Links4Soils / Interreg Alpine Space

“Linking Alpine Soil Knowledge to Sustainable Ecosystem Management” 

12.00 Jean-Paul Pellissier | Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Montpellier

NOVAGRIMED / MED programme

“Agricultural innovations in the Mediterranean area”

12.20  Alejandro Pérez Pastor | Polytechnic University of Cartagena

 IRRIMAN LIFE+ / LIFE programme

“Implementation of efficient irrigation management for a sustainable agriculture”

12:40 Vicente Rodríguez Estévez | University of Córdoba

LIFE LiveAdapt / LIFE programme

“Adaptation to Climate Change of Extensive Livestock Production Models in Europe”

13:00 Closure