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

A Scientific Article Based on the Results Obtained By LIFE Pastoralp has just been published

“The tempo of greening in the European Alps: Spatial variations on a common theme” is the title of an article published in the journal Global Change Biology, which reports the results obtained thanks to the work carried out by the LIFE Pastoralp project. The authors of the article are Philippe Choler, Arthur Bayle, Bradley Z.

9 September 2021

Pastoralp project has been included among the good practices of the SNPA report on climate change impact indicators

The 2021 edition of the Report on the impact indicators of climate change of the SNPA (National System for the Protection of the Environment) was presented today, 30 June 2021. The main objective of the Report was to identify, systematize and populate – for the first time in Italy – the indicators available at national

30 June 2021

The PASTORALP project has been presented at the China-EU Expert Dialogue

Today, May 26, 2021, Camilla Dibari participated at the China-EU Expert Dialogue on “Improve Joint Monitoring and Modeling between Biodiversity Conversation and Climate Action”, an event organized by the Delegation of the European Union to the People’s Republic of China. In her speech, entitled “Reducing the Vulnerability of Alpine Pastures: the PASTORALP LIFE Project”, Dibari

26 May 2021


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