The proceedings of the Second National Colloquium on how territories can adapt to climate change, which took place from 17 to 19 December, 2018 in Marseille and was coordinated by GREC-SUD, are now available on-line (click here—in French).
This colloquium was organised around three main subjects:
- The oceans, seas, and coastlines in times of global warming
- How the cities of tomorrow can respond to global changes
- What transition(s) can territories make and what levers of actions do they have?
Jean Jalbert, the Director General of the Tour du Valat, gave two talks. First, on the subject ‘What are the issues for coastal wetlands facing climate change?’, and then with the RREN PACA (PACA regional network of natural areas) on the question ‘What contribution(s) can natural areas make to conserve biodiversity and inform territorial management practices?’, a few weeks after COP24 in Poland, which had demonstrated the difficulties encountered by governments that want to come to grips with the question of global warming and its environmental, social, and economic consequences (find out more).
The Tour du Valat and other environmental protection stakeholders fervently advocate nature-based solutions, which can help to make coastal wetlands ‘buffer zones’ that can reduce the consequences of global warming for natural habitats and local populations (more information on nature-based solutions).
Such is the case in the Camargue, where the renaturing project of the former Camargue saltworks will help to effectively fight against the consequences on this fragile territory of the rising sea level (find out more)