Life BEE adapt

A pact for pollinator adaptation to climate change
(LIFE21-CCA-IT-LIFE BEEadapt/101074591)

LIFE BEEadapt is a project co-financed by the European Commission through the LIFE Programme, within the sub-programme dedicated to climate adaptation actions. The project, having a duration of 48 months (1/9/2022 – 31/8/2026), intends to support the climate adaptation capacities of pollinators through the implementation of pilot actions in specific target areas, aimed at improving ecological connectivity and habitat heterogeneity in urban, peri-urban and rural areas, and developing governance strategies and the involvement of key actors.

The areas where the pilot actions will be implemented are:

  • Tuscany and Emilia-Romagna: Tuscan-Emilian Appennine National Park
  • Marche: Natural Reserve “Montagna di Torricchio”
  • Lazio: protected natural areas of the City of Rome
  • Lazio: Agro Pontino
  • Lazio: Municipality of Aprilia

General objective

General project objective is the testing of strategies for the adaptation of pollinators to climate change, including a set of pilot actions for the improvement of ecological connectivity and habitat heterogeneity in urban, peri-urban and rural areas, the implementation of multilevel governance activities, and the involvement of key players with responsibilities in sectors such as programming, spatial planning, fund management, environment, and agriculture.

Specific objectives

Specific objectives are:

  • Improvement of the ecological functionality and connectivity in the target areas, through the creation of green infrastructures, buffer areas and ecological corridors; creation of an abacus of practices for green infrastructures and identification of possible solutions to overcome the barriers slowing down their implementation.
  • Definition of a multilevel governance model able to strengthen the capacities of public and private entities responsible for spatial planning and management, in relation to climate adaptation for pollinators.
  • Promotion of the BEEadapt model and its sustainability over time and replicability, through the activation of a “Consultation Board” and a set of “Territorial Pacts” involving key actors.
  • Development and transfer of a protocol for the adaptation of pollinators, concerning the design, creation and management of green infrastructures, and the definition and implementation of agronomic and spatial management practices consistent with the CAP and capable at the same time of supporting the survival of pollinators.