The intended outputs of the MedECC, depending on participation, stakeholder interest and financial support, include:

  • Regular and comprehensive “state of the art” reports about climate and environmental change for the entire Mediterranean basin, including summaries for decision-makers for approval by government representatives.
  • Specific reports on demand by decision-makers on specific issues, sectors or scientific domains.
  • Scientific workshops co-hosted by MedECC and research institutions or MedECC supporting institutions.
  • Training for decision makers, professionals and other stakeholders involved in environmental change mitigation and adaptation.
  • Dialogue between the scientific community, decision makers and stakeholders on specific issues of environmental change in the Mediterranean basin.

First Mediterranean Assessment Report (MAR1) by MedECC

The publication of the first MedECC report on the current state and risks of climate and environmental changes in the Mediterranean is planned for the first semester of 2020. The report will be divided into following sections : 1) Introduction, 2) Drivers of environmental impacts, 3) Challenges for ecosystems and societies, 4) Managing future risks and building resilience. The main thematic fields of the “Challenges” chapter of the report are 1) Water, food and energy, 2) Ecosystems and ecosystem services, and 3) Development, health and human security. The  the 1st draft has been completed in April 2019 and it underwent the internal review by the authors of the report. The 2nd draft has been finalized in September 2019 and the external review by the scientific community has been launched.

The articles below present the outputs of MedECC, which are until now the scientific article on risks linked to climate change in the Mediterranean published in October 2018 in Nature Climate Change, as well as the MedECC booklet published in December 2018, infographics and video  The regular update is also given on the progress of the development of the 1st report (MAR1). Finally, some articles introduce main themes of the report by presenting challenges resulting from climate and environmental changes in the Mediterranean. These issues will be further developed in the MedECC report.

Interviews with MedECC researchers

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,…

Video on MedECC (UfM Secretariat)

At the occasion of the 4th Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Regional Forum, the video about the risk related to climate and environmental changes in the Mediterranean and about the…

MedECC infographics (UfM Secretariat)

The infographics available in English, French, Spanish and Arabic and prepared by the Union for the Mediterranean Secretariat, present some of the preliminary results of the 1st Mediterranean Assessment Report…