In the context of climate change, in the Pyrenees, we are faced with difficulties in managing the interface zones between urban and forest (former agricultural land conquered by the forest vegetation). This represents an increase in the risk of fires, a barrier to ecological continuity (which facilitates the adaptation of species to climate change) and […]


Climate-Resilient Development Pathways in Metropolitan Regions of Europe The frequency and intensity of climate and weather extremes associated with anthropogenic climate change are increasing and will challenge us in terms of adaptation strategies at the local level. The CARMINE bridges the local and regional scales by providing impact-based decision support services and multilevel climate governance […]


Wildfires in the Pyrenees: turning the threat into an opportunity for rural development over forest bioeconomy. The pre-Pyrenees are characterized by being a forest area in which historically their natural resources such as wood have been one of their main economic assets. However, the rural exodus due to the lack of opportunities led to an […]


Mosaic landscapes in Prades Mountains natural area: Wildfires resilience and opportunities for local bioeconomy The innovative project RUMIAR aims to generate resilient landscapes to prevent wildfires and promote the forest bioeconomy, by mosaic landscapes management. The project will be developed in Prades Mountain range, a protected area of ​​the Natura 2000 Network and the only […]


Ecopastoral diagnosis of extensive livestock farming in Montsec and Boumort mountain ranges, Lleida Pre-Pyrenees and the rest of the Spanish Pre-Pyrenees. Management for the improvement of associated ecosystem services. The rural exodus and abandonment of extensive livestock farming have led to the disappearance of flocks and shepherds in many areas, causing ecological problems (landscape homogenization, […]


European Programme for Wildfire-Prepared Communities Wildfires represent a rising problem in Europe. In recent years, fires of an unprecedented scale and intensity have raged across several EU regions approaching Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) settlements with extraordinary damage. The majority of these recent wildfire events involved extremely complex civil protection challenges. The population experienced extraordinary threats to […]


The EWED project (Extreme Wildfire Events Data Hub for Improved Decision Making) will set up a testbed and open platform to advance in research and prepare European emergency response systems for extreme wildfires. For two years, the consortium will gather fire and atmosphere data from extreme wildfire behaviour that has the potential to become extreme […]


MedEWSa delivers a network of effective and interoparable Multi-Hazard impact-based Early Warning, MHEWS, spanning across the Mediterranean basin and its adjacent countries. It builds on existing infraestructures, fill gaps, and harmonizes thorugh innovative technologies. Particular attention is paid to current and emerging extrem event hotspots, vulnerable areas, and 2at-risk communities. Central to MedEWSa is a […]

Wild Pre-Pyrenees: Restoring an Alpine/Mediterranean mountain landscape

The Western Catalan Pre-Pyrenees extends over 140,000 ha between the high mountain area of the Pyrenees and the Mediterranean area of the Plain of Lleida. It hosts a wealth of plant life, a remarkable diversity of ungulates and is the only breeding site on the continent for all four species of European vultures. This biodiversity hotspot […]