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:

Identifying measurable dimensions and study the context

Identify key components to measure vulnerability, adaptation and mitigation. Technical report (available in Spanish only): Information needs on climate change vulnerability, adaptation and mitigation for tourism.
Identify climate change information needs for tourism for each key component identified. Technical report (available in Spanish only): Systematic analysis on climate change vulnerability, adaptation and mitigation for tourism.
Create database with existing indicators and producers of relevant information for the province of Barcelona and the Catalan Pyrenees.


Development of the indicators

Elaborate first version of indicators system for the province of Barcelona and the Catalan Pyrenees in consultation with a panel of experts. Technical report (available in Spanish only): Selection process of climate change and tourism indicators with a panel of experts. 
Conduct technical sessions with climate information producers
Develop report with definitive indicator system


Training of actors on the use of SICCDE

Two technical sessions in Madrid and Malaga to export the benefits of the IACTS system outside the project study context – Due to the current pandemic situation and uncertainty about inter/intra-regional mobility, the face-to-face dissemination sessions will move to an online format on two typologies of destinations: Coastal and Mountain.

Calendar: September 2019 – December 2020
Total budget: € 42,040
Eco-union budget: € 42,040
Funded: 70%: Fundación Biodiversidad – 30%: eco-union
SICCDE is supported by the Ministry for Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge, through the Biodiversity Foundation