One of the objectives of the program LIFE Garachico is to disseminate the results of the research carried out by his team, focused on measuring the impact of climate change on the coast of this municipality of Tenerife. That's why, Javier Lopez Lara, professor at the University of Cantabria, has presented, together with nine other members of the project from the Vice-Ministry of Fight against Climate Change of the Government of the Canary Islands, the Institute of Social Research and Tourism of the University of La Laguna and the cartographic company from the Canary Islands a paper to the XXXIX IAHR World Congress: From Snow to Sea.
To be held until the 24th of this month, the biannual academic event organized by the International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research has chosen the city of Granada as a meeting point for researchers from all over the world. The communication presented by the LIFE Garachico team, which bears the name of Flexible adaptation strategies to coastal flooding enhanced by climate change in Macaronesia coastal urban areas, reflected on the difficulty that the insular coastal areas of Macaronesia have in completely avoiding floods. Making an exhaustive historical analysis of the waves, the work proposed what measures to adopt from the municipality of Garachico to avoid possible future scenarios.
A project aligned with the SDGs 2030. LIFE Garachico, which has an execution budget of 2,638,132 euros and has 55% funding from the European Union, is led by the Vice-Ministry of Ecological Transition of the Government of the Canary Islands and has a partnership of eleven partners. The objective of this project is to put into practice, test, evaluate and disseminate methodologies and new and innovative approaches, in the context of the protection of urban areas against the risk of coastal flooding and in the development of a flexible adaptation strategy for these areas. against climate change.
The LIFE program turns 30. The only financial instrument of the European Union dedicated exclusively to the environment and climate action turns 30 years old. Since 1992, more than 900 LIFE projects have been approved in Spain (5,400 throughout the EU), with a total budget of €1,555 million and an EU contribution of €781 million (€9,000 million throughout the EU, with a total EU contribution of more than €6,500 million).