The Climate Resilience Centre is a public-private partnership initiative led by Eurecat in conjunction with other institutions and organisations with strong ties to the region and concerned about and firmly committed to climate change adaptation and sustainability
Eurecat is the leading technology centre in Catalonia and the second largest private research organisation in southern Europe. Eurecat brings together over 750 professionals and works for over 1,700 businesses, takes part in more than 200 domestic and international R&D and innovation projects of high strategic value and has 88 patents and 7 spin-offs.
Eurecat develops technology to unlock the circular economy to ensure access to resources and environmental quality coupled with new solutions for climate change mitigation and adaptation. Eurecat’s multi-technological approach enables it to tackle complex challenges and help to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Rovira i Virgili University is proud of its commitment to social responsibility and plays an active role in conducting new research to enhance quality of life.
This is accomplished by the URV’s research staff through its more than a hundred R&D and innovation structures. The role of these structures is to conduct basic and applied research, provide technical advice, foster scientific and educational upgrading and renewal and support lifelong learning.
Nestled in the Ebro Delta, the town is an ideal setting for enjoying nature and adventure sports in a region blessed with a wealth of plant and animal life.
It hosts various trails and activities for visitors to explore its natural and sports surroundings featuring unique buildings, Catalan Art Nouveau traces and traditions which have been carefully preserved.
The Advisory Council for the Sustainable Development of Catalonia (CADS) is a joint body set up in 1998 whose role is to advise the Catalan Government on sustainable development and especially on mainstreaming sustainability in its policies, regional and sector planning instruments, legislative and regulatory drafts and strategic projects and initiatives.
It also scrutinises the Government’s strategic policies for sustainable development, especially in energy, water, food security, climate change and the green economy, and draws up proposals in these areas as well as advising on the design and implementation of actions to promote education for sustainability.
Finally, CADS fosters knowledge transfer and discussion between the Catalan Government, academia and civil society in sustainable development and the engagement of economic and social sectors in the country’s sustainable development process. Since 2017 it has been supporting the Government in relation to the 2030 Agenda and since 2004 has been a member of the European Environment and Sustainable Development Advisory Councils Network.
The Consortium for Environmental Policies of Terres de l’Ebre (COPATE) delivers services to Terres de l’Ebre local councils in waste collection, sanitation, public health, forestry management and management of the Terres de l’Ebre, Biosphere Reserve brand. With offices in Amposta and Tortosa, it has around thirty employees and a threefold commitment: to people, local authorities and most of all to the region.
COPATE was set up in 2014 and brought together the Consortium of Agro-environmental Services in Baix Ebre and Montsià (Code), the Consortium for Waste Management in Montsià, the Consortium for Waste in Baix Ebre (rebés), the Consortium for the Management of the Serra de Cardó-Boix and the Consortium of Nature Areas in Montsià.
CREAF is a public research centre specialising in terrestrial ecology and territorial analysis which produces knowledge and methodologies for conserving, managing and adapting natural heritage to environmental challenges.
CREAF employs some 200 people engaged in studying biodiversity, climate change, ecosystem functioning and earth observation. Based at the Autonomous University of Barcelona campus, the centre was founded in 1987 as a consortium between the UAB, the UB, the CSIC, the Institute for Catalan Studies and the Government of Catalonia. It is a RESEARCH centre awarded the Severo Ochoa seal of scientific excellence.
The Catalunya La Pedrera Foundation (FCLP) is a private non-profit foundation based in the La Pedrera building (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). It works proactively to help build a better and fairer future for people.
It operates mainly in social wellbeing, culture, nature and the environment, knowledge and education, food and nutrition.
The FCLP is also a leader in fostering talent, scientific, technological and environmental careers, and educational support to expand opportunities. Science Academy is its new training initiative featuring a wide range of scientific programmes to meet the challenges of a new era. It works with excellence, rigour and passion to promote the critical spirit, curiosity, creativity, innovation and empowerment of thousands of girls, boys, young people and professionals in Catalonia and around the world.
The FCLP is also the largest private forest owner in Catalonia with its groundbreaking “Nature Areas Network”, a private protected network of 27 natural areas (over 8,000 hectares) designed to preserve their natural heritage, restore and enhance biodiversity and landscapes and provide job opportunities for people living near them. All these sites are part of the Nature 2000 network and welcome over 400,000 visitors a year. Two of them are in the Ebro Delta: the MónNatura Delta environmental education centre and the Alfacada lagoon.
The FCLP has been engaged in environmental education and awareness for over 20 years with a range of programmes delivering a unique and outstanding educational style to convey the values of nature and bring about effective change in society with respect to nature and the environment.
The Business and Climate Foundation (FEC) is a non-profit organisation advocating business leadership and engagement in the battle against climate change.
The FEC helps companies to plan and invest in a low-carbon economy by promoting mitigation strategies and adding to their capacity to adapt to the effects of climate change.
The FEC represents companies of all sizes and sectors which are standard-setting leaders in embedding policies that drive climate action in their DNA.
The Ebro Observatory is a research institute founded in 1904 to study the relations between the Sun and the planet Earth. Nowadays it also conducts geophysical research and observation with two internationally competitive research strands, one studying Geomagnetism and Aeronomy and the other Physical Hydrology and Climate Change.
The Observatory has a priceless observational heritage including historical series, such as in meteorology, which are among the longest in Catalonia and Spain.
SEO/BirdLife is the oldest environmental NGO in Spain. Founded in 1954, our mission has been the same ever since: with birds as our banner, we seek to conserve biodiversity through the engagement and involvement of society. Our interest is human wellbeing and the conservation of the natural world. At SEO/BirdLife we empower nature and give wings to the public. We are the representative of BirdLife International in Spain, a federation which brings together associations engaged in the conservation of birds around the world.
It is the largest global bird and nature conservation partnership of organisations in 121 countries and over 13 million individual members and supporters.