HOLISTIC resilience

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An intensification of extreme meteorological phenomena like huge windstorms or extreme rain or fire events is occurring worldwide. This affects soil and hydrogeological protection, agricultural and forest ecosystem services (including sink function, production and biodiversity), infrastructures and urban territories and sustainability of local communities, compromising the territories capability to play their part in climate change mitigation. The 2018 windstorms highlighted Alpine areas fragility. The economic costs fall on the shoulders of public stakeholders which in turn affect the investments on land management such as in forest resilience and adaptation measures. Local communities are not prepared to face extreme conditions. After the extreme event, stakeholders wait for public intervention to reestablish previous conditions highlighting the need to rethink in a holistic way the management of these territories allowing investments for more resilient landscapes with a systemic approach capable to enable risk-informed decision and planning holistic de-risking. This should start from the involvement of the key public and private problem-owners, industrial and productive compartments, the evaluation of selected ESS, the mapping and management of natural hazards for prevention purposes and focus on the insurance instruments that reduce the negative effects of extreme events. Citizen Participation and involvement of social actors is crucial to create resilient communities that adapt both their relationship with natural environment and their position in the economic/market panorama. This can be achieved by developing dedicated insurance schemes that merge the stability of ESS. This approach can be replicated and scaled in metropolitan, urban and peri-urban areas. Three ESS dimensions will be considered: Production, Protection, Recreation. Interactions between insurance companies and problem owners will be used to identify one (or more) specific Insurance schemes.


Marco Ciolli
University of Trento

Project coordinator.
Leader WP 1 and 3.
PhD in Forest Assessment and Planning, Assistant Professor at University of Trento

Gian Antonio Battistel
Edmund Mach Foundation

Leader WP 2
He is PhD in Economics of Forestry-Timber and Environment Systems and works as Senior Technologist at Research and Innovation at Centre - Edmund Mach Foundation

Christopher Genillard
Genillard & co.

Leader WP 4
Founder, owner and Managing Director of Genillard & Co


Alessandro Gretter
Edmund Mach Foundation

He is PhD in Geography and an expertise in Environmental Economics and Local Development and works as Technologist at Research and Innovation at Centre - Edmund Mach Foundation

Rocco Scolozzi
University of Trento

Strategic foresight practitioner, expert in social-ecological systems, professional facilitator, PhD in Environmental Engineering.

Salvatore Martire
EIT Climate-KIC

PhD in sustainability and environmental Science, expert in bioeconomy and forestry, works as Innovation Manager at Climate KIC

Francesco Geri
University of Trento

PhD in scienze and environmental technology, works as research at University of Trento

Paolo Zatelli
University of Trento

PhD in geodetic and topographic sciences, Associate professor at the University of Trento.

Maria Giulia Cantiani
University of Trento

Graduated in Forestry Sciences in Florence, associate professor of Ecology at the University of Trento - DICAM

Holistic Resilience 2020