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Climate Change in the Mediterranean: Socio-economic Perspectives of Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation

Edited By: Carlo Giupponi and Mordechai Shechter

Edward Elgar

Hardback | Oct 2003 | #141658 | ISBN: 1843761548
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Recent scientific research on the Mediterranean indicates that climate change will exacerbate many of the area's existing problems, including desertification, water scarcity and limits to food production. Changes in weather patterns and average temperatures are also likely to introduce new threats to human health and natural ecosystems. To prepare for these future problems, the authors highlight the likely impacts and identify potentially vulnerable situations.


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.

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