The overall aim of the LIFE ADAPT2CLIMA project is to increase knowledge on the vulnerability of EU Mediterranean agriculture to climate change and to support decision making for adaptation planning. The methodology is based on the deployment of a set of climate, hydrological and crop simulation models for the assessment of climate change impacts on agriculture, as well as, on the development of a decision support tool for the elaboration of adaptation strategies for the agricultural sector.
The project implementation area comprises of three of the largest islands of the Mediterranean Europe, the islands of Crete (Greece), Sicily (Italy) and Cyprus.
The main outcomes of the project are:
• Estimation of the future climate changes for the three Mediterranean islands and for the selected agricultural areas in particular
• Assessment of the vulnerability of the pilot rural areas to climate change
Development, implementation and demonstration of a decision support tool (ADAPT2CLIMA tool) for enabling well-informed decision-making for adaptation planning in agriculture
• Development of climate change adaptation strategies for the project implementation areas
• Raising awareness of stakeholders and target groups on issues related to agriculture and climate change