29Sep

Facilitating Stakeholder-Science engagement in Toledo: innovative responses to climate change in Iberia

On 29-30 September, Prospex facilitated a workshop for the IMPRESSIONS project (link) in Toledo, leading the dialogue between the project team and the Spanish and Portuguese stakeholders, representing different sectors (e.g. water, conservation, education, etc.), from research, public institutions, business and civil society.

In this intense two-day workshop, stakeholders were guided through a highly interactive process by Prospex facilitators, through which they discussed future developments in Spain and Portugal in view of high-end climate change, developed a shared vision for the region, and came up with innovative responses and strategies to tackle some of the most pressing issues. To kickstart these discussions the IMPRESSIONS team presented some of its work, including modelling results on climate change impacts on water and agro-forestry systems, and presented existing policies in the region (the Common Agricultural Policy and the Water Framework Directive), to receive stakeholder input on how these policies will fare in the future.

After the workshop, Prospex collected all the inputs produced by stakeholders and delivered a comprehensive report detailing the results of the workshop, so the IMPRESSIONS team could continue its work on further developing the identified strategies into pathways that will be assessed in the next Iberia case study workshop in 2017.

For more information on the IMPRESSIONS-project, please visit the project website

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