Adaptation of Agricultural and Rural Areas in the Atlantic Area to Climate Change

Top left to right: Dr Edel Doherty, Julia James Bottom left to right: Neide P. Areina, Dr Laurence Couldrick

On 12 November the Whitaker Institute was delighted to host a live webinar, Adaptation of Agricultural and Rural Areas in the Atlantic Area to Climate Change. The webinar discussed findings from the recently launched report Farmers’ attitudes and preferences for climate change adaptation: An Irish Perspective as part of the RISKAQUASOIL project. The event included four presentations from members of the RISKAQUASOIL team and was followed by a Q&A session. A recording of the event is available to watch back below.

Farmers Attitudes and Preferences for Climate Change Adaptation: An Irish case study
Dr. Edel Doherty, Whitaker Institute, NUI Galway

Study of Local Communities Views for a New Culture of Risk in the Face of Climate Change
Julia James, The Climatologic Association of Middle Garonne and South-West of France (A.C.M.G)

Climate Change Media Communication in Ireland and Portugal
Neide P. Areina, Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, Portugal

Soils in partnership
Dr. Laurence Couldrick, Westcountry Rivers Trust

The RISKAQUASOIL project aims to improve the resilience of the Atlantic rural areas to climate change.  The RISKAQUASOIL project contributes to better coordination for the detection, risk management and rehabilitation for rural territories (maritime and terrestrial areas), especially for agricultural purposes. RISKAQUASOIL is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund through the Interreg Atlantic Area Cooperation Program.