Online conference

General sessions via open streaming online and 10 thematic sessions via Zoom


Several languages

Simultaneous interpretation available in Spanish and Portuguese. Also available in English for the opening and closing sessions

Online coffee

An open space for networking and online cafeteria for participants

Wednesday 18th

Opening session

Climate change adaptation for an Iberian resilience

Moderator: Isabel Moreno. Physicist, meteorologist and presenter of the programme “Aquí la Tierra” on TVE

15:00–15:30 CET

Opening and welcome

Valvanera Ulargui, director of the Spanish Office for Climate Change, Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge.

  • João Pedro Matos Fernandes, minister of Environment and Climate Action, Government of Portugal.
  • Teresa Ribera Rodríguez, fourth Vice President of the Government of Spain and minister for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge, Government of Spain.

15:30–16:00 CET

Challenges shared by Spain and Portugal

  • EEA priorities and initiatives on climate change adaptation. Blaž Kurnik, Head of adaptation group and LULUCF, European Environment Agency.
  • Climate change projections for Spain and Portugal. Pedro Matos Soares, Senior researcher at Dom Luiz Institute, Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon.
  • A common view of the impacts, vulnerability and risks of climate change. Iñigo Losada, Research director at the Environmental Hydraulics Institute of the University of Cantabria and IPCC author.

16:00–16:25 CET

Interactive session with audience

16:25–16:30 CET

Presentation of the thematic sessions

16:30 CET

End of opening session

17:00–18:30 CET

Thematic Session 01

Are cities adapting to climate change?

Thematic Session 02

Challenges and solutions for the agricultural sector regarding climate change adaptation

Thursday 19th

10:00–11:30 CET

Thematic Session 03

Climate change and water: challenges and solutions for adaptation

Thematic Session 04

Climate change and coastal areas management

12:30–14:00 CET

Thematic Session 05

Health and climate change adaptation

Thematic Session 06

Adaptation to climate change in the Mediterranean and Macaronesian islands

15:00–16:30 CET

Thematic Session 07

Tourism: Turning climate and environmental challenges into opportunities

Thematic Session 08

Disaster risk reduction and climate change

Friday 20

09:30–11:00 CET

Thematic Session 09

Adaptation to climate change in the tourism sector

Thematic Session 10

Protective biodiversity in the face of climate change  


Adaptation as a solution for the present and the future

Moderator: Isabel Moreno. Physicist, meteorologist and presenter of the programme “Aquí la Tierra” on TVE

12:00–12:30 CET

Conclusions and key messages from the thematic sessions

  • Jose Ramon Picatoste Ruggeroni, Head of adaptation strategies, Spanish Office for Climate Change.
  • Eduardo Santos, Director of the Climate Change Department. Portuguese Environment Agency
  • Graphic representation of conclusions, Antonio Arribas

12:30–13:20 CET

Dialogue: “Adaptation and climate resilience in the ecological transition and green reconstruction”

  • Fernando Valladares, research professor at the Spanish National Council for Scientific Research.
  • Cristina Monge, political scientist and executive advisor to ECODES.
  • Joana Balsemão, executive councillor for Environment and Citizenship at Cascais Municipality.
  • Sofia Santos, sustainable and climate finance specialist.

13:20–13:30 CET

Closure of the Conference

  • Elena Pita, director of the Biodiversity Foundation.
  • Nuno Lacasta, president of the Portuguese Environment Agency
  • Claudia Guerrini, project adviser EASME-European Commission


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