The first Mediterranean Assessment Report (MAR1), the result of four years of research, was published in November 2020. As a whole, the document reviews the current situation and the future risks linked to the impacts of environmental changes on the Mediterranean basin and draws up an alarming observation where the Mediterranean appears as a space of conjunctions of many risks induced by climate change but also by the growing artificialization of the soil, the erosion of biodiversity, the decrease in precipitation, the pollution of the air and the sea or even the rise in the level of the latter.
In this context, it has just published 5 new infographics based on data from this MAR1 report:
– Mediterranean ecosystems: the exceptional biodiversity under threat
– Mediterranean basin: main driver of environmental change
– Energy transition in the Mediterranean basin
– Health impacts due to climate change
– Water and food in the Mediterranean: increasing demand and decreasing supply
The Mediterranean Expert Network on Climate and Environmental Change (MedECC) was created in 2015. MedECC is an open and independent international network of scientific experts acting as a mechanism for decision-makers and the general public based on available scientific information and on-doing research. The construction of this network responds to several intentions of regional institutions, such as UN Environment/MAP through the MSSD 2016-2025 and the Regional Framework for Adaptation to Climate Change in the Mediterranean, and the Group of Experts on Climate Change Union for the Mediterranean (UfM CCEG). MedECC includes more than 600 scientists from 35 countries.
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