Panel discussion: “Climate Change: the rapidly increasing challenge for the Mediterranean” (MIO-ESCDE)

A high level panel discussion on climate change

On September 21, 2021, the Mediterranean Information Office for Environment, Culture and Sustainable Development (MIO-ESCDE) organized a high level online panel discussion entitled Climate Change: the rapidly increasing challenge for the Mediterranean. This event aims to discuss at 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.

Prof. Dr Wolfgang Cramer, one of MedECC coordinators, participated to this panel discussion as an invited speaker along with 13 other Mediterranean actors aiming to strengthen the Mediterranean alliance on this “burning” for the Mediterranean problem.

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

Special issue of Sustainable Mediterranean journal on Climate change

This event follows the issue by MIO-ESCDE of its Sustainable Mediterranean journal on Climate Change in Summer 2021 that featured contributions some of the panelists along with other actors of the Region. This issue already stated that the success of the 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) depend on commitments, political will and an honest balance between ambition and realism. This panel discussion carries on the discussion tackled in the special issue.

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