The project LIFE Montado-Adapt has been increasingly prompted to share its experience in various online events related to the themes of climate change, sustainable development, and the design of public policies to support the development of rural territories.
In March, Life Montado-Adapt attended the “Sustainable Cities and Communities” webinar, organized under the ACCIONAD-ODS project, implemented in Portugal by IMVF and Associação In Loco. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of 17 global objectives, established by the United Nations General Assembly. This webinar addressed SDG 11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities and SDG 13 – Climate Action.
In May, the association ADL - Associação de Desenvolvimento do Litoral Alentejano promoted, in the context of the project “Empreender no Litoral Alentejano 18/20”, a webinar about “Climate Change in the Montado – Adaptation Measures”.
At the session, Artur Lagartinho, technician at ADPM, addressed the adaptation measures of Montado areas to climate change that are being implemented in LIFE Montado-Adapt’s 12 pilot areas. For her part, Mafalda Braga, technician at Ansub – Associação dos Produtores Florestais do Vale do Sado, focused on the concrete measures that were implemented in the pilot area of Herdade do Azinhal, in the municipality of Grândola.
This meeting was also an opportunity for several owners and managers of Montado areas to express their interest in taking part in the replication phase of the LIFE Montado-Adapt project, which will kick-start in the fall of 2021.
In June, ANIMAR - Associação Portuguesa para o Desenvolvimento Local organized a webinar on the topic of "The Sustainability of Agriculture and Rural Territories in Portugal - Contributions to the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy".
LIFE Montado-Adapt took part in this debate, where some adaptation measures to climate change were shared and discussed as proposals that should be considered in the definition of public policies for the agriculture sector, with a view to meeting the needs of rural territories and promoting environmental sustainability.