The 1st Mediterranean Report (MAR1) on climate and environmental change in the Mediterranean will be published in 2020. This report is prepared by more than 100 scientists from 20 countries, who are members of the network of Mediterranean Experts on Climate and Environmental Change (MedECC). We asked some of the authors of the report and the members of the MedECC Steering Committee to reply to three questions:
1) What impacts of climate and environmental changes are already visible in the Mediterranean Basin ?
2) What are the most serious challenges for Mediterranean ecosystems and societies in the next decades ?
3) Could you give some examples of concrete actions that could improve resilience of the Mediterranean region to environmental change ?

The videos were made thanks to the support from UNEP/MAP through Plan Bleu Regional Activity Center. The researchers were interviewed during the MedECC Steering Committee and Coordinating Lead Authors meeting held from 11 to 13 December 2019 in Marseille, France. The shooting and editing was done by BAKA FILMS.

We invite you to watch the interviews:

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Cramer 

French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), France

Mediterranean Institute of marine and terrestrial Biodiversity and Ecology (IMBE); Coordinator of MedECC.

Dr. Joël Guiot

French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), France

Centre for Research and Teaching in Environmental Geoscience (CEREGE);

Coordinator of MedECC

Prof. Piero Lionello

University of Salento, Italy; Coordinating Lead Author of the « Drivers » chapter of MAR; MedECC Steering Committee member

Prof. Semia Cherif

University of Tunis El Manar, Tunisia; Coordinating Lead Author of the « Drivers » chapter of MAR1

Dr. Antonietta Elia

University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Lead Author of the « Development » and « Human security » chapters of MAR1

Prof. Dr. Manfred Lange

The Cyprus Institute, Cyprus

Coordinating Lead Author of the « Introduction » chapter of MAR1

Lead Author of the « Water » chapter of MAR1; MedECC Steering Committee member

Dr. Abed El Rahman Hassoun

National Council for Scientific Research in Lebanon (CNRS-L), National Center for Marine Sciences; Coordinating Lead Author of the « Ecosystems » chapter of MAR1

Elen Lemaître-Curri

Director of Plan Bleu (UNEP/MAP Regional Activity Center), France; MedECC Steering Committee member

Dr. Meryem Mojtahid

University of Angers, France; Lead Author of the « Ecosystems » chapter of MAR1

Prof. Athanasios Vafeidis

Christian-Albrechts University Kiel, Germany; Coordinating Lead Author of the chapter « Managing future risks and building socio-ecological resilience in the Mediterranean »

Dr. Maria dos Santos

University Institute of Lisbon, Portugal; Coordinating Lead Author of the « Development » chapter of MAR1