It is no surprise that the natural environment plays a big part in the vocabulary of wine enthusiasts, where “grassy”, “earthy”, and “vegetal” invoke perceptions of vineyards embedded within nature. Although vineyards have been part of Europe’s landscape for centuries, it is poorly known how cultivated vineyards interact with and contribute to the broader environment – its ecosystem and the contributions to humans’ well-being.
A dialogue between Bruno Locatelli (CIRAD-CIFOR, OPERAs partner) and Yoly Gutierrez (CIFOR)
We can avoid climate change via mitigation, or cope with it via adaptation. Mitigation aims at reducing emissions sources or enhancing sinks, whereas adaptation aims at adjusting natural or human systems to moderate harm.
There is opportunity for the emerging wine industry of Sussex to influence the very climate it relies on by increasing its use of climate-friendly production practices. To do so, the Sussex wine industry can learn from global climate-friendly wine pioneers who can share best practices and their benefits.
By Kim Nicholas
The island of Mallorca sits 240km off the coast of Spain, a scenic eight-hour boat cruise from Barcelona, in the middle of the sparkling Mediterranean. Each year more than eight million tourists flock here, outnumbering the local residents more than ten to one, to enjoy the clean water and sandy beaches.