ENERSCAPES aimed to represent an important step towards the investigation and evaluation of a very large set of impacts on distinct but recurring patterns of landscape all over the Mediterranean regions.
The high unexploited potential of RES is often related with cultural and natural heritage, biologically rich landscapes, which are usually also protected areas or with inappropriate land use.
General objective of ENERSCAPES was a shared assessment of landscapes "historic", "social" and "environmental" value within the process of introduction of RES systems into MED territories and landscapes, focusing on the balance between environmental strategies on energy production and safeguard of territorial identities. Goal of Enerscapes was the definition of certain rules in the matter of RES introduction taking into account landscape and territorial protection with particular attention to the integration, considered as a strategic asset, among energy programming and territorial planning policies.
Result to be capitalise: use of a participative process for the assessment of various scenarios for RES exploitation in a context of landscape preservation.
ENERSCAPES has been financed by the MED Programme.