Plataforma sobre Adaptación al Cambio Climático en España

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Autonomous Community of Madrid

The regionalised climatic scenarios defined by the General Department of Environmental Evaluation return increases in average temperatures of between 2.0 and 3.4°C in the Autonomous Community of Madrid by the year 2050 in comparison with the period between 1961 and 1990. The figures for precipitation are not conclusive and the results drawn from the model show positive variations (increases of between 50 and 100 mm per year) and negative variations (reduction of up to 200 mm in the annual average precipitation level) depending on the area in the region.

Studies on the possible impact of these changes on the sectors that will probably be affected include water resources, tourism and forestry. The corresponding adaptation measures are being drawn up for said sectors in the new Strategy for Air Quality and Climate Change of the Autonomous Community of Madrid 2013-2020. This document will stand as the framework for various actions designed to reduce and adapt to climate change in the Autonomous Community of Madrid, in coordination with measures aimed at improving air quality.