Side event

State of the Mediterranean confronted with the challenges of climate change

07 November 2016 - Jeunesse Agora

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) identifies the Mediterranean basin as one of the world’s 25 hot spots in the face of climate change, with a predicted increase in temperatures of 2 ° C depending on seasons and climate scenarios, Here 2050, 2 to 6 ° C by 2100.

The basin will also be particularly vulnerable to rising water levels and changes in precipitation patterns, with significant implications for water systems. The Mediterranean also represents a zone of North-South divide, with vulnerabilities and capacities of very unequal countries.

The IPCC reports thus point out very differentiated impacts depending on whether one is on the North or South and East shore of the Mediterranean basin. Faced with the challenges posed by climate change, the Mediterranean will have to bring a concerted response from all actors, in both the North and the South.


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