Climate change and interconnected risks to sustainable development in the Mediterranean

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Author(s)

  • Wolfgang Cramer
  • Joël Guiot
  • Marianela Fader
  • Joaquim Garrabou
  • Jean-Pierre Gattuso
  • Ana Iglesias
  • Manfred A. Lange
  • Piero Lionello
  • Maria Carmen Llasat
  • Shlomit Paz
  • Josep Peñuelas
  • Maria Snoussi
  • Andrea Toreti
  • Elena Xoplaki

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)972-980
Journal / PublicationNature Climate Change
Volume8
Issue number11
Online published22 Oct 2018
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2018

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.

Research Area(s)

  • Agriculture, Climate-change impacts, Ecosystem services, Environmental impact, Water resources

Citation Format(s)

Climate change and interconnected risks to sustainable development in the Mediterranean. / Cramer, Wolfgang; Guiot, Joël; Fader, Marianela; Garrabou, Joaquim; Gattuso, Jean-Pierre; Iglesias, Ana; Lange, Manfred A.; Lionello, Piero; Llasat, Maria Carmen; Paz, Shlomit; Peñuelas, Josep; Snoussi, Maria; Toreti, Andrea; Tsimplis, Michael N.; Xoplaki, Elena.

In: Nature Climate Change, Vol. 8, No. 11, 11.2018, p. 972-980.

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