Climate change

Prospects of sustainable development for the Mediterranean societies will be strongly affected by climate change impacts.

The Mediterranean:one of the regions most vulnerable to climate change

It is now widely recognized that the Mediterranean region is a hot spot of climate change. According to the IPCC, it is expected a temperature rise of 2 to 3°C in the Mediterranean region by 2050, and from 3 to 5°C by 2100. In this scenario, summer rainfalls could decrease by 35% on the southern rim and by 25% on the northern rim by the end of the century (Giorgi 2007).

Mediterranean countries are already facing important issues of water stress, desertification, biodiversity decline and extreme climate events such as floods and droughts. Climate change will most probably worsen these problems, causing significant human and economic losses.
 

Plan Bleu's works to support climate change adaptation in the Mediterranean

As climate change impacts and adaptation would be one of the major issues for sustainable development progresses Plan Bleu have been participating in several projects in order to support Mediterranean countries in their effort to define and implement climate change adaptation policies.
 

Key figures

Temperature could rise of 2 to 3°C in the Mediterranean region by 2050, and from 3 to 5°C by 2100

Summer rainfalls could decrease by 35% on the southern rim and by 25% on the northern rim by the end of the century
 

Partners

ENEA, Météo-France, MedPartnership, CMCC
 

More information

Clim-Run project

Climagine

ClimVar project
 

Contact

Antoine Lafitte