The MedECC meeting was held on 7th and 8th April 2016 in Barcelona. These two days were very fruitful. The first day (at the headquarters of the Union for the Mediterranean, UfM) was dedicated to the governance of MedECC, its functioning and organization. On the second day (at the Government of Catalonia) the preparation of a perspective paper on the issues of the climatic changes in Mediterranean has been discussed. The objectives and the plan of this article have been established.

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Participants:
Ghani Chehbouni (IRD-CESBIO; Morocco, France), Wolfgang Cramer (IMBE, Labex OT-Med; France), Nicolas Debaisieux (Union for the Mediterranean, Spain), Anne-France Didier (Plan Bleu; France), Patrice Dumas (CIRED; France), Joachim Garrabou (Institute of Marine Sciences, CSIC; Spain), Joel Guiot (CEREGE, Labex OT-Med; France), Manfred Lange (Cyprus Institute; Cyprus), Julien Le Tellier (Plan Bleu; France), Maria de Carmen Llasat (University of Barcelona, Spain), Achour Mahrane (Renewable Energy Development Center; Algeria), Katarzyna Marini (Labex OT-Med; France), Shlomit Paz (University of Haifa; Israel), Josep Penuelas (Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain), Arnau Queralt Bassa (Government of Catalonia, Spain), Klaus Radunsky (Austrian Federal Environment Agency, Austria), Maria Snoussi (University Mohammed V, Morocco), Toreti, Andrea (European Commission, Italy), Mikis Tsimplis (University of Southampton, UK), Ricardo Valentini (Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change, Italy), Elena Xoplaki (Justus-Liebig-University, Germany)

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