Publications

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

12/03/2019

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

11/14/2019

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.

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.

Economic assessment of ecosystem services: A tool for sustainable development in the Mediterranean ?

01/27/2016

Plan Bleu addressed this question as part of its assessments in order to come to more informed sustainable development policy decisions. These assessments cover various geographic levels (from local to regional) and different environments, such as marine, coastal and forest ecosystems.

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