This summer the Mediterranean Information Office for Environment, Culture and Sustainable Development (MIO-ESCDE) launched the special issue of its Sustainable Mediterranean journal on Climate Change featuring contributions of more than 30 eminent Mediterranean actors aiming to strengthen the Mediterranean alliance on this “burning” for the Mediterranean problem. The success of the forthcoming regional and global high-level climate discussions (2nd Ministerial Conference on Environment and Climate Action of the Union for the Mediterranean, COP 26 of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the UN Biodiversity Convention Meetings, COP 22 of the Barcelona Convention) will depend on commitments, political will and an honest balance between ambition and realism.

On September 21, 2021, MIO-ESCDE organized with some of the contributors as well as others a high level online panel discussion entitled “Climate Change: the rapidly increasing challenge for the Mediterranean ” on how the Mediterranean leadership, knowledge, and practice communities are prepared to better address the looming challenge in the region, to limit human-induced global warming, and prepare appropriately to adapt to climate change in practical terms under the Paris Agreement.

The event was supported by the LIFE Programme of the European Union and the Green Fund of the Greek Ministry for Environment and Energy.

Prof. Dr Wolfgang Cramer (CNRS, MedECC co-coordinator) participated to this panel discussion as an invited speaker.

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The recording of the event is available here.