Main Objectives

  • Scientific-based and cross-disciplinary analysis on pasturelands
  • Adaptation measures for pasturelands
  • Capacity building of pastoral communities
  • Integrated adaptation strategy plan
  • Decisions supporting tools


The effectiveness of proposed adaptation measures will be tested and demonstrate on two permanent pilot areas located inside the two National Parks of the Western Alps.


Implementation Sites

These pilot areas will serve as real-life demonstration examples to be shared and adopted by other Alpine communities or European mountainous context, ensuring replicability and transferability of the proposed methodology.

  • Gran Paradiso National Park, Italy
  • Des Ecrins National Park, France

Expected Results

Everything the PASTORALP project will produce


Estimation of the Alpine pastures vulnerability in the two National Parks (Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso and Parc National Des Ecrins)


Assessment of the integrated impacts of climate and socio-economical changes on Alpine pastoral farming systems


Development of an Integrated Adaptation Strategy Plan and Replication and Transfer Plan for improved alpine pastures management


Production of guidelines and policy recommendations for an enhanced decision-making of pastures management to climate change impacts


Evaluation of the technical and socio-economic viability of proposed management plans in selected pilot areas

Demonstration Sites

Establishment of two permanent demonstration areas of proposed adaptation management options for their promotion, replicability, and transferability


Deployment of a web-based platform (PASTORALP platform tools) for supporting and promoting improved adaptation strategies adoption


Incorporation of climate change proofing policies, adaptation practices and methodologies into national parks regulations/incentives, CAP policies and Rural Development Plans

Capacity Building

Increased capacity building of pastoral communities for coping with climate change impacts and adaptation on pastures

Latest News

Great participation in the Ivrea validation workshop

On 14th April, the validation workshop of the project was held in Ivrea in order to present the adaptation strategies and the results of the model simulations to the local italian actors. The workshop, organised in plenary sessions and thematic round tables, was attended by about 40 people both from Piemonte and Aosta Regions including

10 May 2022

April 14, 2022: validation workshop in Ivrea

The second project validation workshop will be held on Thursday 14 April in Ivrea. During the event, the technical measures and political adaptation strategies developed during the project will be illustrated, in order to discuss with the local actors the criticalities and opportunities of each and identify those to be prioritized in recommendations for political

12 April 2022

Climate change and alpine pastures. Brief summary of the validation workshop of March 31, 2022

On March 31, 2022, the PASTORALP validation workshop took place at the Parc National Des Ecrins, case study of the project. The meeting was an opportunity for discussion with local actors (breeders, shepherds, technicians and administrators) on the theme of climate change and adaptation strategies in the Alpine pastoral context. During the meeting, the project

6 April 2022


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