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Application of Artificial Intelligence for Climate Change Impact Analysis

Covers-Alvarez, F. J., Navarro-Lightweight, M. L., Valenzuela-Montes, L. M., Campos-Sánchez, F. S. (2019). European Strategies for Adaptation to Climate Change With the Greatest Adapt Initiative by Self-Organizing Maps.
Applied Sciences

Covers-Alvarez, F. J., Navarro-Lightweight, M. L., Valenzuela-Montes, L. M., Campos-Sánchez, F. S. (2019). European Strategies for Adaptation to Climate Change With the Greatest Adapt Initiative by Self-Organizing Maps.
Applied Sciences

The European Union (EU) has assigned to the municipal governments a key role in the transformations needed to achieve the climate and energy objectives. One of the main initiatives of the EU has been the “Covenant of Mayors”, released in 2008, with impacts beyond Europe due to its integration with the “Global Compact of Mayors for Climate and Energy”. This research focuses on the local measures of adaptation to climate change, verifying their differences between each other andintends to identify and characterize patterns in the different adaptation strategies examined.

Other objectives are (i) the collection of good practices, as part of the Mayors Adapt initiative, managing multidimensional data of the context and of its proposals for adaptation; (ii) the classification of strategies in profiles and patterns using artificial neural networks based on the previous variables; (iii) the characterization and comparison of such profiles. The results will corroborate the existence of several approaches to well-differentiated related to their geographical context, vulnerability and policy. These results provide valuable information for its interpretation and for the action planning to adapt to climate change, highlighting the value of the creation of institutional collaboration networks led to each strategic framework.

The European Union (EU) has assigned to the municipal governments a key role in the transformations needed to achieve the climate and energy objectives. One of the main initiatives of the EU has been the “Covenant of Mayors”, released in 2008, with impacts beyond Europe due to its integration with the “Global Compact of Mayors for Climate and Energy”. This research focuses on the local measures of adaptation to climate change, verifying their differences between each other andintends to identify and characterize patterns in the different adaptation strategies examined.

Other objectives are (i) the collection of good practices, as part of the Mayors Adapt initiative, managing multidimensional data of the context and of its proposals for adaptation; (ii) the classification of strategies in profiles and patterns using artificial neural networks based on the previous variables; (iii) the characterization and comparison of such profiles. The results will corroborate the existence of several approaches to well-differentiated related to their geographical context, vulnerability and policy. These results provide valuable information for its interpretation and for the action planning to adapt to climate change, highlighting the value of the creation of institutional collaboration networks led to each strategic framework.

Through the analysis of indicators, this paper will examine the impacts on urban mobility of the maritime transport of cruise ships in the port cities of the mediterranean Spain (Alicante, Almería, Barcelona, Málaga, Palma de Mallorca, Tarragona and Valencia) and the proposed and developed mobility planning measures to mitigate these impacts. Due to the data availability 2018 will be considereded the to assess the overall impact of the cruise traffic in the urban population and the characteristics of urban mobility.

With an expected stabilization of the pandemic of COVID-19, the tourist industry, the Spanish and the shipping activity of cruises is facing the greatest challenge in its history: the reactivation. The internationalization of public health measures and the mass vaccination are enabling the emergence of a new normal.