Publications

Climagine, co-building the coast of the future

08/28/2018

Mediterranean coastlines are places of strategic importance, which are home to a rich diversity of ecosystems. However, they also face numerous pressures. For over twenty years, the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has warned that these fragile zones could be severely impacted by climate change. Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) is recognised as the best way to promote the sustainable development of these vulnerable spaces and it now fully incorporates this issue. However, the participatory nature of ICZM means that it faces a major challenge in order to give stakeholders the tools they need to coplan their territory while taking into account the impacts of climate change. A new method has been developed to meet this need, known as Climagine.

Economic assessment of ecosystem services provided by Mediterranean wetlands in terms of climate regulation

05/11/2017

The study highlights the utility and diversity of wetland functions, in particular the regulating services they provide.

Mediterranean wetlands: an economic valuation of their services to climate change adaptation and regulation

03/27/2017

Half of all Mediterranean wetlands disappeared over the 20th century. They have declined to now only 18 million hectares. However, wetlands are home to some of the richest yet most threatened ecosystems on the planet. Wetlands provide many ecosystem services that promote human wellbeing.

Towards a multi-scale coastal risk index for the Mediterranean

11/15/2016

The Mediterranean region is a climate change “hot-spot”. Investigating the role of climate and non-climate drivers on coastal zones is vital to understand the underlying risks and identify appropriate response measures. The multi-scale coastal risk index methodology proposed allows a scientifically sound detection of the coastal hot-spots.

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