The Basque Climate Change Plan 2008-2012 was the first major milestone in Euskadi planner in relation to climate change. The Basque Government considered necessary to carry out an update of the plan, with an eye to the coming years. To do this, they have proposed the development of a 2014-2020 plan to better fit into the European Strategic planning horizons incorporating proposals in response to a time horizon of medium to long term, taking into account the latest developments, trends and commitments level European and international (2030-2050).
In this context, UNESCO Chair has been entrusted with preparing a report on the analysis of the interrelationships between terrestrial ecosystems and climate change in the Basque Country. It is especially caters to terrestrial ecosystems most affected by climate change, and the most vulnerable to extreme weather events areas, and an overall assessment of the impact on natural capital and key ecosystem services are performed. In addition, it is to know the impact of climate change on the landscape configuration and define processes that can be largely affected.