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