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MedECC 2020 Summary for Policymakers

Wolfgang Cramer 1 Joel Guiot 2 Katarzyna Marini 3, 4 Brian Azzopardi 5 Mario V Balzan 6 Semia Cherif 7 Enrique Doblas-Miranda 8 Maria José Palma Lampreia Dos Santos 9 Philippe Drobinski 10 Marianela Fader 11 Abed El Rahman Hassoun 12 Carlo Giupponi 13 Vassiliki Koubi 14 Manfred Lange 15 Piero Lionello 16 Maria Carmen Llasat 17 Stefano Moncada 18 Rachid Mrabet 19 Shlomit Paz 20 Robert Savé 21 Maria Snoussi 22 Andrea Toreti 23 Athanasios T. Vafeidis 24 Elena Xoplaki 25 
Abstract : Virtually all sub-regions of the Mediterranean Basin, on land and in the sea, are impacted by recent anthropogenic changes in the environment. The main drivers of change include climate (temperature, precipitation, atmospheric circulation, extreme events, sea-level rise, sea water temperature, salinity and acidification), population increase, pollution, unsustainable land and sea use practices and non-indigenous species. In most areas, both natural ecosystems and human livelihoods are affected. Due to global and regional trends in the drivers, impacts will be exacerbated in the coming decades, especially if global warming exceeds 1.5 to 2°C above the pre-industrial level. Significantly enhanced efforts are needed in order to adapt to inevitable changes, mitigate change drivers and increase resilience.
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Wolfgang Cramer, Joel Guiot, Katarzyna Marini, Brian Azzopardi, Mario V Balzan, et al.. MedECC 2020 Summary for Policymakers. [Other] MAR1, Mediterranean Experts on Climate and environmental Change (MedECC). 2020, pp.34. ⟨hal-03107451⟩



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