The issues - socio-economic impacts, vulnerablity and adaptation: recent economic insights into the impacts of climate change, R.S.J. Tol, S. Fankhauser, O.J. Kuik, J.B. Smith; adaptation to climate variability and change - what is optimal and appropriate? R.J.T. Klein. Climate change and Mediterranean water resources: climate change and water resources in the Middle East, vulnerability, socio-economic impacts and adaptation, M. El_Fadal, E. Bou-Zeid; water availability for agriculture under climate change - understanding adaptation strategies in the Mediterranean, A. Iglesias, N. Ward, M. Mendez, C. Rosenzweig; the impacts of climate change on water resources of Lebanon - Eastern Mediterranean, M.R. Khawlie; economic impacts of hydrological droughts under climate change scenarios, E. Igelsias Martinez, A. Gomez Ramos, A. Garrido Colmenero. Climate change and Mediterranean land uses: what future scenarios for Mediterranean agriculture? A proposal to integrate socio-economics in climate change scenarios, P. Rosato, C. Giupponi; desertification and land degradation in Mediterranean areas - from research to integrated policy making, G. Engelen; an exploratory economic assessment of climate change impacts in Israels - agriculture, M. Shechter, N. Yehoshua; assessing the ancillary socio-economic benefits of mitigating greenhouse gasses from municipal solid waste management, O. Ayalon, M. Shechter, Y. Avnimelech. Climate change and Mediterranean coastal areas: impact of climatic change in the Mediterranean coastal zones, UNEP's vulnerability assessments methodology and evidence from case studies, D. Georgas. Climate change and coastal zones - an overview of the state-of-the-art on regional and local vulnerability assessment, H. Sterr, R.J.T. Klein, S. Reese; impacts of climate change on tourism in the Mediterranean - adaptive responses, A. Perry; impacts of climate on tourist demand, W. Lise, R.S.J. Tol.