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

November 12, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Location: via Zoom, NUI Galway
Galway, Ireland

Organised by: Whitaker Institute for Innovation and Societal Change, NUI Galway

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The agricultural sector in the Atlantic Area has high exposure to climate change through increases in extreme weather events such as higher intensity and frequency of storms, drought and flooding and precipitation variability. There are huge uncertainties in the way climate change will affect agricultural and food systems. The focus of this webinar is on adaptation of agricultural and rural areas in the Atlantic area to climate change.  The webinar will include presentations on:

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 webinar is part of the RISKAQUASOIL project, which 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.