The ARTACLIM project, submitted on 15 February 2016, focuses on the Adaptation and Resilience of Alpine Territories to Climate Change (ARTACLIM). It is one of the responses to the 2nd call for projects of the cross-border Interregional V-A France-Italy ALCOTRA programme. The ARTACLIM project is endowed with a total budget of about €1.7 million. This collaborative project brings together the association ASADAC-MDP (leader), the University of Grenoble Alps, the Inter-local authority of Haut Chablais and the PNR Massif des Bauges on the French side and the iiSBE Italia, Politecnico di Torino, Citta Metropolitana di Torino and SEACoop Turin on the Italian side.
The ARTACLIM project is based on a proven approach of scientific/societal interfacing that brings together academic partners and experts recognised in the subject of the adaptation and resilience of territories confronted by climate change, and local authorities which require assistance in dealing with it. The project aims to test and develop methodological tools with partner local authorities. The approach proposed is aimed at determining the vulnerable points of a territory to then decide on priorities and the methods of action required in local planning to make the territory more resilient in the face of climate change.
The methodology is structured around five directions: knowledge and indicators, territorial vulnerability, education, adaptation strategies and their implementation at local level. It forges a consistent guideline for working and a vital global approach for ensuring the efficiency and pertinence of responses, built jointly with the local authorities, and the operational performance of the tools developed. This general methodology is intended to be shared and then distributed to a larger audience (local authorities and engineers).
Regarding this project, the Ouranos-AuRA platform groups researchers from Lyon (Science of the Universe Observatory of Lyon) and Grenoble (the geoscience researchers of LTHE and the SHS researchers of PACTE). It is positioned to pilot WP 3 which focuses on “The evaluation of territorial challenges in planning” and comprises three activities:
▸ Determining the state of the art on the impacts of climate change, adaptation and planning,
▸ Producing a corpus of indicators,
▸ Defining levels of territorial vulnerability.
The platform will also intervene in the other WP, particularly in the continuous education section for the project’s operational partners.