Forum des Mondes Méditerranéens

The Mediterranean Worlds Forum, organized on the initiative of the President of the French Republic, will be held in Marseille on February 7 and 8, 2022.

As an extension of the commitments made at the Sommet des deux rives in 2019, the Forum will bring together civil society actors from all over the Mediterranean around concrete solutions to meet our common challenges around the themes of Environment, Biodiversity, Sustainable development, Education, Culture and heritage,Territories in the face of climate change…

The MedECC has supported the Plan Bleu in the organization of a round table and a workshop in the “Environment, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development” Session.

Round table “Climate Change Solutions” – February 8, 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Based on their first assessment report, the MedECC network of scientistsshows us that climatic and environmental changes in the Mediterranean region pose new challenges. The Mediterranean will have to adapt to these changes, but solutions do exist! The experts of this round table will notably present the importance of basing decision-making on scientific evidence, of cooperating both at different geographical levels and between different groups and of adapting responses to the contexts of each country.

Speakers:

  • Fatima Driouech, MedECC co-coordinator, Mohamed VI Polytechnic University, Morocco
  • Oula Amrouni, researcher, geologist specializing in sedimentology, National Institute of Marine Sciences and Technologies, University of Carthage, Tunisia
  • Olivier Blancheton, energy transition project manager at ADEME, France
  • Simos Malamis, Hydrousa Coordinator, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Moderator : Leïla Ghandi

Workshop “Adaptation to Climate Change in the Coastal Zone” – February 8, 2-2:45 p.m.

Average sea level rise in the Mediterranean is expected to accelerate by 2100. At this date, the average level in the Mediterranean basin will probably be 37 to 90 cm higher than at the end of the 20th century, coastal cities will be particularly affected. Coastal systems as we know them today will be impacted like aquifers, World Heritage and other protected sites. During this workshop, the issues related to climate change in the coastal zone will be approached in a playful and educational way, through the comic strip “Voyage en anthropogène” by Marie-Charlotte Bellinghery and Joël Guiot.

Participants:

  • Lisa Devignol (Sea’ties)
  • Joël Guiot (CEREGE, CNRS and MedECC co-coordinator)
  • Antoine Nicault (GREC-SUD, Air Climat)
  • Christophe Madrolle (Région Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur).

Moderator: Katarzyna Marini (MedECC Secretariat)

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