‘The vitiviniculture sector facing the challenge of climate change. Public and private mitigation and adaptation strategies in the Mediterranean ‘is a multidisciplinary monograph, coordinated by Raúl Compés (Universitat Politècnica de València) and Vicente Sotés (Polytechnic University of Madrid) and edited by Cajamar, which describes the challenges taht will face the production of wine in the coming decades.
The publication raises the situation of climate change as a challenge for the wine sector and its impacts on it, and analyses the different public and private strategies for both mitigation and adaptation. It includes chapters signed by thirty experts from different fields, organized in a first part that includes the territorial and institutional approach to climate change and a second one with productive, technological and business approaches.
The coordinators point out that the balance of the alcoholic maturity along with the phenolic maturity of the grape is going to become the critical factor of the quality vitiviniculture, and that the irrigation water management is going to be the key strategy of adaptation in many zones, with an increase in conflicts over their management and sustainable use.
The publication can be downloaded here.