Dialogue “Climate and Environmental Change in the Mediterranean: Grasping the Scope of the Challenge”

The dialogue Climate and Environmental Change in the Mediterranean: Grasping the Scope of the Challenge was held on 19 May 2021 through Zoom Platform and Live in YouTube channel of « La Caixa » Foundation/Palau Macaya. It was the first session of conference cycle Med Dialogues + 2030The Road to a more Sustainable and Climate Resilient Mediterranean, organised by European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed), Barcelona Office of the Club of Rome and « La Caixa » Foundation.

The event aimed at setting the scene of the  conference cycle by presenting the state-of-the-art situation of climate and environmental change in the Mediterranean Basin.

Prof. Dr Semia Cherif (University of Tunis El Manar, Tunisia), the Coordinating Lead Author of the 1st Mediterranean Assessment Report (MAR1), “Drivers of change” chapter was the invited speaker of this conference.

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The event has been registered and is available online in English, Spanish and French.


Welcoming remarks
Sandrine Dixson-Declève, Co-President of the Club of Rome
Jaume Lanaspa, President of the Barcelona Office, Club of Rome
Josep Ferré, Director General, European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed)


Arnau Queralt i Bassa, Director of the Advisory Council for the Sustainable Development of Catalonia (CADS)

Guest Speaker
Semia Cherif (Tunisia), Full Professor in the Department of Environment at the Institut Supérieur des Sciences Appliquées de Tunis (ISSBAT), University Tunis El Manar. Member of the Mediterranean Experts on Climate and environmental Change (MedECC)

Arnault Graves, Senior Climate Adviser, Energy and Climate Action, Union for the Mediterranean (UfM)


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