The intended outputs of the MedECC, depending on participation, stakeholder interest and financial support, include:

  • Regular and comprehensive “state of the art” reports about climate and environmental change for the entire Mediterranean basin, including summaries for decision-makers for approval by government representatives.
  • Specific reports on demand by decision-makers on specific issues, sectors or scientific domains.
  • Scientific workshops co-hosted by MedECC and research institutions or MedECC supporting institutions.
  • Training for decision makers, professionals and other stakeholders involved in environmental change mitigation and adaptation.
  • Dialogue between the scientific community, decision makers and stakeholders on specific issues of environmental change in the Mediterranean basin.

First MedECC report

The publication of the first MedECC report on the current state and risks of climate and environmental changes in the Mediterranean is planned for the beginning of 2020. The report will be divided into following sections : 1) Introduction, 2) Drivers of environmental impacts, 3) Challenges, 4) Managing future risks and building resilience. The main thematic fields of the “Challenges” chapter of the report are 1) Water, food and energy, 2) Ecosystems and ecosystem services, and 3) Development, health and human security. The MedECC Lead Author meeting was held in March 2019 in Milan and the 1st draft has been completed in April 2019.

The articles below present the outputs of MedECC, which are until now the scientific article on risks linked to climate change in the Mediterranean published in October 2018 in Nature Climate Change, as well as the MedECC booklet published in December 2018. The regular update is also given on the progress of the development of the 1st MedECC Assessment Report (MAR1). Finally, some articles introduce main themes of the report by presenting challenges resulting from climate and environmental changes in the Mediterranean. These issues will be further developed in the MedECC report.