Eau et risques climatiques en Méditerranée : discerner, atténuer, s'adapter


A l’échelle mondiale, la grande majorité des Etats participent désormais activement aux négociations internationales sur le climat avec l’objectif d’en atténuer les effets et de s’y adapter. La question de l’eau, abordée dans ce quatrième cahier du Water Think Tank, est centrale dans ces deux démarches, en particulier pour les pays du pourtour méditerranéen particulièrement affectés par les conséquences du réchauffement climatique du fait de la raréfaction des ressources en eau douce l’été sur la rive sud et de crues intenses aux autres saisons sur la rive nord.

Wetlands in a warming world: Why the Mediterranean needs nature-based solutions


This brief pack explains what wetlands are and why they matter, particularly when it comes to climate change. Preserving and restoring these vital ecosystems is essential for our future survival in a fast-changing world – and groundbreaking work to do so is already underway.

Blue Economy in the Mediterranean. Policy paper


This policy paper sets forward a list of objectives and actions for promoting Blue Economy in the Mediterranean, based on the technical and policy results of the Blue Growth Community projects. Specific policy recommendations for the three focal sectors are developed, namely yachting, marine renewable energy and maritime surveillance.

Strengthen, structure and sustain a Science Policy Interface (SPI) for IMAP implementation in the Mediterranean


Contracting Parties have committed to implementing EcAp with the ultimate objective of achieving Good Environmental Status (GES) of the Mediterranean Sea and coast. GES has been defined through eleven Ecological Objectives (EO) often grouped in three clusters and twenty-eight corresponding operational objectives. There is an increasing necessity for a clearer identification of policy-related knowledge needs, at the regional, national and local scales.

Risks associated to climate and environmental changes in the Mediterranean region - A preliminary assessment


As one of the main climate change hotspots in the world, the Mediterranean region needs, more than ever, strong collective action to address the challenge posed by climate and environmental change. The development of an assessment report that gathers all available knowledge is expected to enable the development and implementation of effective policies based on a holistic understanding of the problems. This document presents preliminary conclusions of the assessment

Outsmart climate change: work with nature! Enhancing the Mediterranean’s climate resilience through Nature-based Solutions


While climate change is becoming more and more of a concrete reality, impacting people and places throughout the Mediterranean region, a broad range of Nature-based Solutions are available to enhance society’s resilience in this new, dynamic and highly challenging context. This publication is published in the framework of the Workshop « Implementation of Nature Based Solutions to tackle climate change » hosted by the City of Marseille from the 22nd to the 24th of January 2019, and organized by Plan Bleu, IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation, IUCN French Committee, Conservatoire du Littoral, Tour du Valat, MedWet and Wetlands International. It was funded by the campaign OffYourmap, as well as by AFD and UN Environment/MAP.