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Universidade de Lisboa (2019)

Climate adaptation at local level : characterising adaptation options in Portugal

Marreiros, Susana Isabel Vicente

Titre : Climate adaptation at local level : characterising adaptation options in Portugal

Auteur : Marreiros, Susana Isabel Vicente

Université de soutenance : Universidade de Lisboa

Grade : Mestrado, Ecologia e Gestão Ambiental, 2019

Résumé partiel
Climate change is an increasingly important and urgent issue. The rise in greenhouse gas emissions and the changes in land use result in deep changes in the atmosphere and cause shifts in the climatic patterns. The current global and regional trends and the future climate projections point to a worsening of extreme climate events across the world. In the European context, Portugal is particularly vulnerable to climate change due to its location. Increases in hot temperatures/heat waves and forest fires, decreases in precipitation volume and the rising sea level have been impacting Portugal and are projected to keep worsening in the future. Given this current trend, it is urgent to act on climate change through mitigation (reducing the emissions of greenhouse gases) and adaptation (avoiding/reducing harm and taking advantage of opportunities that climate change provides). This dissertation proposed the assessment of adaptation patterns at the local level in Portugal. The purpose is to identify trends and assess if there is a connection between risk analysis, climate data and adaptation. As an introductory contextualisation, the state-of-the-art of the country regarding adaptation was analysed. Portugal currently has 13 adaptation strategies/plans at the inter-municipal level and 47 at the municipal level, with several more currently being developed, which means that most of the country is covered by one or more adaptation documents. The core of this dissertation was the 27 municipal adaptation strategies that were developed by municipal officials in the scope the ClimAdaPT.Local project, using a specific methodology that included risk analysis, with the support of a scientific team.

Mots clés  : Adaptação às alterações climáticas Eventos extremos Políticas de adaptação Impactos climáticos Análise de risco

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