Title: Climate change and interconnected risks to sustainable development in the Mediterranean
Authors: CRAMER WOLFGANGGUIOT J.FADER MARIANELAGARRABOU JOAQUIMGATTUSO JEAN PIERREIGLESIAS ANALANGE MANFRED A.LIONELLO PIEROLLASAT M. CARMENPAZ SHLOMITPENUELAS J.SNOUSSI MARIATORETI ANDREATSIMPLIS MICHAELXOPLAKI ELENA
Citation: NATURE CLIMATE CHANGE vol. 8 p. 972-980
Publisher: NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP
Publication Year: 2018
JRC N°: JRC105105
ISSN: 1758-678X (online)
URI: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-018-0299-2
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC105105
DOI: 10.1038/s41558-018-0299-2
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: Recent accelerated climate change has exacerbated existing environmental problems in the Mediterranean Basin that are caused by the combination of changes in land use, increasing pollution and declining biodiversity. For five broad and interconnected impact domains (water, ecosystems, food, health and security), current change and future scenarios consistently point to significant and increasing risks during the coming decades. Policies for the sustainable development of Mediterranean countries need to mitigate these risks and consider adaptation options, but currently lack adequate information — particularly for the most vulnerable southern Mediterranean societies, where fewer systematic observations schemes and impact models are based. A dedicated effort to synthesize existing scientific knowledge across disciplines is underway and aims to provide a better understanding of the combined risks posed.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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