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Presenting the Mediterranean Climate Change Adaptation Framework

by Cristian Di Stefano last modified Nov 07, 2016 01:33 PM
UNFCCC COP22 SIDE EVENT: The objective of this side event is to present the instruments developed by the MAP-Barcelona Convention, the analyses and results obtained through the work in the Mediterranean region in terms of climate change adaptation and mitigation.

Climate change and variability is becoming increasingly evident; according to observations and studies referenced in recent IPCC reports, in recent decades, summer heat waves’ intensity, number, and length have increased alongside extreme precipitation events and soil dryness.

The Mediterranean region will be heavily impacted by climate change during the 21st century: climate change could exacerbate existing stresses and inequalities within and among countries.

The objective of this side event is to present the instruments developed by the MAP-Barcelona Convention, the analyses and results obtained through the work in the Mediterranean region in terms of climate change adaptation and mitigation. The meeting will also highlight concrete solutions to support Parties in their practical implementation of the Regional Climate Change Adaptation Framework, adopted by the 19th Ordinary Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention, and of the Integrated Coastal Zone Management Protocol, which entered into force in 2011 and has been ratified to date by 9 Mediterranean countries and the EU.

The French initiative on a Mediterranean Plan for Blue Growth as well as the strategies of the southern countries for adaptation to climate change from the perspective of the Mediterranean Commission on Sustainable Development (MCSD) will also be presented. Finally, the upcoming IPCC Special Report on "Climate change and Oceans and the Cryosphere” will be introduced, along with recent research results on the impacts of climate change on the Mediterranean Sea.

 

Date: Friday 11 November 2016

Time: 11:00 – 12:30

Venue: Draa Room – Green Area