NEW platform assists the wine sector to tackle climate change



VINEAS is the new platform for the wine sector that aims to promote the development of strategies and solutions for adapting to climate change. The platform was officially launched on March 30 with the presence of more than 30 professionals from all over the country.

VINEAS is the result of the MEDCLIV project led in Portugal by the NOVA School of Science and Technology, co-financed by EIT Climate-KIC, which unites five countries in the Mediterranean region, one of the most affected by climate change.

At a time when issues such as sustainability are increasingly pressing in the vine and wine sector, MEDCLIV comes to stimulate the national ecosystem, with the main objectives of characterizing the sector in terms of its climate concerns and the development of participatory and social events. The project achieved one of the core objectives with the launch of the VINEAS platform.

The VINEAS platform aggregates the information, knowledge and practical results of the project that aims to mitigate climate change in the wine sector, bringing together agents from Portugal who can share their own research and sustainability outcomes. The ultimate goal is for the platform to be a sharing space for general and specific solutions for the vineyard, with updated data and a relational and geographic map.

The MEDCLIV project is led in Portugal by the NOVA School of Science and Technology and takes place in four more Mediterranean countries: Spain, Italy, France, Slovenia and Cyprus. The remaining partnerships for the project are: the Edmund Mach Foundation and the BioEconomy Institute (Italy); the National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment and the Agricultural Research Center for Development (France); the Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain); National Institute of Chemistry (Slovenia); and Cyprus University of Technology.