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A Sustainable Future for the Mediterranean: The Blue Plan's Environment and Development Outlook

Edited By: Guillaume Benoit and Aline Comeau

450 pages, Illus


Paperback | Dec 2005 | #158876 | ISBN: 1844072592
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Hardback | Dec 2005 | #155414 | ISBN: 1844072584
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The definitive examination of the development and environment of the Mediterranean Basin and the 22 countries and territories that surround it, spanning five decades from 30 years ago to 20 years into the future. The book brings together data from dozens of national, regional and local governments and research groups into the only, thorough and authoritative examination of the region. Core coverage includes water, energy, transport, urban areas, rural land use and littoral areas, as well as population, conflict, equity, unemployment and poverty, food security, health, housing, tourism and a host of other issues.


Introduction; Part I: The Mediterranean and Its Development Dynamics; The Mediterranean: A Neglected Heritage; Determining Factors of the Mediterranean Future; Part II: Six Sustainability Issues; Water; Energy; Transport; Urban Areas; Rural Areas; Coastal Areas; Part III: Summary and Call for Action; The Mediterranean in Motion; Risks in the Baseline Scenario; Facing Sustainable Development Challenges; Striving for More Sustainable Development; Conclusion; Statistical Annex, Bibliography, Index.

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Guillaume Benoit, an engineer, has been Director of the Blue Plan since 1998. Aline Comeau, a specialist on water management issues, was the Scientific Director of the Blue Plan from 1998 to 2004.

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