Plataforma sobre Adaptación al Cambio Climático en España

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La Rioja

Regions located in areas under the influence of both the Atlantic and Mediterranean climates are subject to great uncertainty in terms of climate development, especially the evolution of temperatures and precipitation levels, as well as the resulting availability of water.

Consequently, in the Autonomous Community of La Rioja, almost every business and natural sector (ecosystems, forestry, water resources, tourism, territorial planning and urbanism, housing, energy, civil protection, agriculture, cattle farming and health) may be affected by the evolution of the climate over the coming decades and, accordingly, various actions have been defined and included in 18 different approaches to the problem with their corresponding measures.

The importance of the agricultural sector in the Autonomous Community of La Rioja, especially its emblematic winegrowing sector, is so heavily linked to the climate and the availability of water that adaptation to climate change in this area is one of the region's priority objectives.