Regional Assessment of Climate Change in the Mediterranean: by Maureen D. Agnew, Clare M. Goodess, Debbie Hemming, Christos

By Maureen D. Agnew, Clare M. Goodess, Debbie Hemming, Christos Giannakopoulos (auth.), Antonio Navarra, Laurence Tubiana (eds.)

This is the 3rd quantity of a three-volume ultimate file, which completely describes, synthesizes and analyzes the result of the four-year built-in learn venture CIRCE – weather switch and impression study: Mediterranean setting, funded by means of the ecu sixth Framework Programme. carried out less than the auspices of the nationwide Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology in Rome, Italy, the examine was once designed to foretell and to quantify the actual affects of weather switch within the Mediterranean, and to evaluate the main influential effects for the inhabitants of the region.

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Here, the definition developed by Working Group II of the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC AR4) has been adopted: ‘Vulnerability is the degree to which a system is susceptible to, and unable to cope with, adverse effects of climate change, including climate variability and extremes. Vulnerability is a function of the character, magnitude, and rate of climate change and variation to which a system is exposed, its sensitivity, and its adaptive capacity’ (IPCC 2007).

The Oran case-study team, for example, held a series of meetings and workshops involving government institutions such as the Regional Direction of Environment and Planning and the Regional Direction of Tourism in Oran 6 months prior to the larger and more formal CIRCE regional workshop. These meetings facilitated an evaluation of climate impacts and local policy. fr). A number of tools and techniques to facilitate stakeholder interaction were developed during the course of the project. The societal dynamics project research line developed several decision-making tools including elicitation and visualization tools following a Bayesian approach.

1) identified at the project proposal stage and during the early stages of the project. In some cases, the focus of the case study was modified during the course of the project, reflecting discussions with local stakeholders (Chap. 2) and the processes of indicator selection (Chap. 3), construction and analysis (Chaps. 4, 5 and 6). 2 Urban Many of the cities and settlements of the ancient world were founded along the Mediterranean coastline and nearby river basins which provided the necessary resources to meet the needs of early civilizations.

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