Evaluation of the spatio-temporal future effects of climate change on the European dairy sector

  1. Guzmán Luna, Paola Margarita
Dirixida por:
  1. Almudena Hospido Quintana Director
  2. Miguel Mauricio Iglesias Director
  3. Anna Flysjö Director

Universidade de defensa: Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

Fecha de defensa: 16 de xuño de 2023

  1. Ulf Sonesson Presidente/a
  2. Maria Loureiro García Secretario/a
  3. Martin Bruckner Vogal
  1. Departamento de Enxeñaría Química

Tipo: Tese


Climate change is already affecting and will continue to affect European dairy farms, the most climate-vulnerable stage in them dairy value chains. Climate hazards and their biophysical impacts are expected to modify dairy farms' environmental performance unevenly across regions and climate scenarios by 2050. The integration of tools and methodologies, such as Life Cycle Assessment, Risk Assessment, and Input-Ouutput tables, is crucial to address this challenge. Thus, a toolbox is developed and tested in this research to provide an in-depth analysis of the biophysical impacts that climate hazards pose to the environmental performance of the sector. This research is a stepping stone in providing a scientific basis to the European dairy sector, so it can support decision-making to begin building adaptative capacity.