MedECC Coordinator, Wolfgang Cramer, was present during the international conference “Climate Change in the Mediterranean and the Middle East: Challenges and Solutions”, on the 18 and 19 May 2018 in Nicosia, Cyprus. He gave the presentation entitled “Environmental change represents multiple risks for sustainable development in the Mediterranean Basin”.
About the conference
The Eastern Mediterranean Middle East (EMME) region faces alarming consequences from climate change, according to data analyses and model predictions, and mitigation and adaptation measures are urgent. The region, home of nearly 500 million people of diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds, accounts for about 50% of the world fossil fuel reserves, and is troubled by persistent conflicts. Climate induced weather extremes and their impacts in the EMME may have major global ramifications. In the conference, modelling predictions of climate change, its impacts especially in the areas of sustainability, health, security and migration, will be presented and debated. Options for mitigating and especially for adapting to impending climate change in view of energy options, water security, sustainability, mitigation/adaptation strategies will be explored and proposed.