ALICE Final Congress 2021

A roadmap to multifunctional and resilient landscapes: the adaptation to global change through Blue and Green Infrastructure Networks (BGINs)


March 16-17, 2021
10:00 to 13:00


‘IHCantabria’ – University of Cantabria
and ALICE partners



Key message

Ecosystem structure and function provide goods and services related to agriculture, forestry, fisheries or tourism that are crucial for human well-being. Changes in landscapes due to climate or socioeconomic drivers exert a profound impact on biodiversity and on the delivery of key ecosystem services that may hamper sustainable development and welfare of local populations in the near future.

An urgent need for adaptation to global change effects…

Integrative management approaches in which land use, land cover and climate-change scenarios are assessed and evaluated with relevant stakeholders will allow defining multifunctional and resilient landscapes. These will grant the delivery of benefits from investments in Blue and Green Infrastructures designed to halt biodiversity losses, assure basic ecosystem services supply and to reach a sustainable development.


  • Session 1 – Towards an intelligent landscape management: understanding the evolution of ecosystems
  • Session 2 – Towards an intelligent landscape management: ecosystem service modelling
  • Session 3 – Participatory learning for territory management
  • Session 4 – BGINs implementation: barriers and solutions across the Atlantic area


  • Remote sensing and data processing for biodiversity characterization
  • Land Use-Land Cover Change (LULCC) modelling and global change scenarios
  • Integrated modelling of ecosystem services in dynamic socio ecological systems
  • Participatory learning approaches
  • Design of Blue and Green Infrastructure Networks (BGINs)
  • Adaptation to climate change and land use change through the implementation of BGINs
  • Drivers and barriers for BGIN implementation