Climate Change Indicator System for Tourist Destinations

SICCDE is the first project at a European level that aims to develop a system of indicators of vulnerability, adaptation and mitigation of tourist destinations to climate change. This indicator system serves to know the status of climate change impact in tourist destinations.  These indicators become an essential tool for planning tourism, environment, territorial and maritime planning policies that, both at the local and state level, are necessary to manage the serious impacts of climate change in tourist destinations. This project, therefore helps to face the great challenge of the green transition of tourist destinations, and of the tourism sector in general.

The indicator system is developed to measure the needs of tourist destinations in the province of Barcelona and the Catalan Pyrenees. However, it is easily adaptable to any destination and, therefore, useful for all destinations in Spain and the Euro-Mediterranean region.

SICCDE is based on 4 main activities:

A1 – Identifying measurable dimensions and study the context

  • Identifying key aspects to measure vulnerability, adaptation and mitigation
  • Identifying the information needs on climate change for tourism for each key aspects identified
  • Create a database with existing indicators and other producers of relevant information for the province of Barcelona and the Catalan Pyrenees

A2 – Development of the indicators

  • Prepare the first version of the indicator system for the province of Barcelona and the Catalan Pyrenees
  • Consult results with a panel of experts
  • Conduct technical sessions with producers of climate information
  • Develop a report with the definitive indicator system

A3 – Development of a portal web for results dissemination

A4 – Training of actors on the use of SICCDE

  • Two technical sessions in Madrid and Malaga to export the benefits of the SICCDE system outside the context of project
Calendar: September 2019 – December 2020
Total budget: € 42,040
Eco-union budget: € 42,040
Funded: 70%: Fundación Biodiversidad – 30%: eco-union
This project has the support of the Biodiversity Foundation and the Ministry for Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge