Introduction

Maureen D. Agnew*, Clare M. Goodess, Debbie Hemming, Christos Giannakopoulos, Skander Ben Salem, Marco Bindi, Mohamed Nejmeddine Bradai, Letizia Congedi, Camilla Dibari, Hesham El-Askary, Mutasem El-Fadel, Roberto Ferrise, José M. Grünzweig, Ali Harzallah, Abdallah Hattour, Maria Hatzaki, Dina Kanas, Effie Kostopoulou, Piero Lionello, Theib OweisCosimo Pino, Marco Reale, Agustín Sánchez-Arcilla, Mohamed Senouci

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The heterogeneous nature of the Mediterranean environment, combined with a wide diversity of socio-economic and cultural identities, make this region particularly amenable to integrated research on climate change impacts, vulnerabilities, and adaptive response. Eleven case-study locations have been strategically selected to represent three generic Mediterranean environments (urban, rural and coastal). While each case study location comprises a unique and complex set of climate-related issues, the range and scope of the case studies allows identification of common lessons and messages for the wider Mediterranean region. The aim is to perform an integrated assessment of climate impacts, vulnerability and adaptation at a regional to local scale. A risk-based ‘bottom up’ approach (based on regional stakeholder dialogue) is combined with a ‘top down’ case-study indicator assessment focused on a common conceptual and methodological framework.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationAdvances in Global Change Research
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages3-21
Number of pages19
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013

Publication series

NameAdvances in Global Change Research
Volume52
ISSN (Print)1574-0919
ISSN (Electronic)2215-1621

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2013, Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.

Keywords

  • Climate change
  • Integrated assessment
  • Mediterranean
  • Risk
  • Vulnerability

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