FOL participates in a new FutureMARES event
Days 13th to 15th of April, FOL members Elena Ojea and Juan Bueno, participated in the first “Integration meeting” of the European project FutureMARES. The objective of this event was to get to know each case study of the project (known as “storylines”) in detail, analyzing their peculiarities and extracting common characteristics among them. Each storyline applies one of these Nature-Based Solutions to specific social-ecological systems: conservation, restoration, and sustainable harvesting.
Elena Ojea and Juan Bueno lead the Work Package 5 of FutureMARES, which seeks to understand the climate change vulnerability of each storyline, and how Nature-Based Solutions can lower this vulnerability. The Work Package 5 is divided into three main tasks: task 5.1 studying the vulnerability of the ecosystem of each storyline, task 5.2 analysing how the vulnerability of the ecosystem poses a risk to the supply of different ecosystem services, and task 5.3 where the vulnerability of the social actors of each storyline is estimated. During the event, each storyline provided an outline of the activities and expected outputs from the perspective of each task. The best stake-holder strategies for each storyline were also discussed during the event.
After the meeting, it is time now to focus on constructing the “impact chain” of each storyline. This exercise consists on the identification of the different climate-driven impacts and their consequences (direct and indirect) in the context of the storylines. Enumerating the many different risks posed by climate change allows to understand what are those coming from single or from multiple climate signals. By doing so, storyline leaders will be able to identify the main factors and receptors of climate-induced risks, as well as the characteristics of the socio-ecologic system driving their sensitivity and adaptive capacity.