The COP26 – UN Climate Change Conference took place on 31 October -12 November 2021 in Glasgow, UK. On November 2, 2021,MedECC took part at the side-event “Climate Action in the Mediterranean” during the session “Regional perspectives and international partnerships, local actors” at EU Pavilion. The event was jointly held on November 2 with the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment of Cyprus and the “Clima-Med – Acting for climate in South Mediterranean” project.
Dr Fatima Driouech, Associate Professor at the University Mohammed VI Polytechnic and one of MedECC coordinator, presented the key messages of MAR1, delivering an overall scientific assessment on the impact of climate and environmental change in the Mediterranean.
Description of the event
“The Mediterranean Basin is warming faster than the global average. MedECC scientists warn about impacts of climate and environmental changes in the Mediterranean on agriculture public health, ecosystems, tourism, water resources, humanitarian and security issues. Joint action, based on science, is urgently needed. Two examples: The Cyprus Climate Change Initiative, and Innovative climate funding strategies modeled by the Clima-Med project are presented.”