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Regional Assessment of Climate Change in the Mediterranean

Volume 2: Agriculture, Forests and Ecosystem Services and People

Navarra, Antonio, Tubiana, Laurence (Eds.)

2013, XXVI, 404 p. 79 illus., 29 illus. in color.

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  • Reports on and analyzes a research initiative of unprecedented size and scope
  • Includes Part 3 of the final report, devoted to ecosystem services and offering projected changes and impacts; and Part 4, reviewing water resources and the impact of climate change on the region’s hydrological cycle
  • Remaining volumes present Parts 1 and 2 of the final report, and collect case studies

This is volume 2 of a three-volume final report which thoroughly describes, synthesizes and analyzes the results of the four-year Integrated Research Project CIRCE – Climate Change and Impact Research: Mediterranean Environment, funded by the EU 6th Framework Programme. Conducted under the auspices of the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology in Rome, Italy, CIRCE was designed to predict and to quantify the physical impacts of climate change in the Mediterranean, and to assess the most influential consequences for the region’s population. This volume incorporates Parts 3 and 4 of the report, reviewing current knowledge of observed climate variability and trends in the Mediterranean, and including descriptions of available temperature and precipitation station and gridded data sets.

Part 3 is devoted to ecosystem services, and discusses projected climate changes and impacts in the Mediterranean, including an analysis of land use changes and a vulnerability assessment of possible changes under greenhouse concentration scenarios, estimating uncertainties, detecting and attributing past and present changes, understanding mechanisms and evaluating their relevance in the problem of climate change. Part 4 offers an overview of water resources, and reviews the impacts of climate change on the hydrological cycle of the region, by means of analyses of socio-economic impacts of climate change in the region.

Volume 1, subtitled Air, Sea and Precipitation, comprises Parts 1 and 2 of the report, which reviews current knowledge of observed climate variability and trends in the Mediterranean, and includes descriptions of available temperature and precipitation station

Volume 3 presents case studies performed in CIRCE, representing urban, rural and coastal environments and drawn from the north and the south of the Mediterranean shore.

Regional Assessment of Climate Change in the Mediterranean represents a research initiative of unprecedented size and scope. Each volume is carefully constructed to stand alone, offering a wealth of information and insight. Beyond its own significant value, the report is expected to contribute to a rapidly expanding body of research and analysis on the topic.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Adaptation policy - Carbon fluxes - Coastal zones - Mediterranean basin - Water policy

Related subjects » Climate Change Impact - Earth System Sciences - Environmental / Development / Agricultural Economics - Social Sciences - Sustainable Development

Table of contents 

PART III: Agriculture, Forests and Ecosystem Services

Introduction

1. Vulnerability of Ecosystem Services in the Mediterranean Region to Climate Changes in Combination with Other Pressures

2. Impact of Climate Variability and Extremes on the Carbon Cycle of the Mediterranean Region

3. Climate Change Impacts on Typical Mediterranean Crops and Evaluation of Adaptation Strategies to Cope With

4. Climate Change Impacts on Forests and Forest Products in the Mediterranean Area

5. Effects of Climate and Extreme Events on Wildfire Regime and Their Ecological Impacts

6. Climate Induced Effects on Livestock Population and Productivity in the Mediterranean Area

Summary and Major Findings

PART IV: People

Introduction

7. Integrated Socio-Economic Assessment (The Economic Point of View)

8. Water and People: Assessing Policy Priorities for Climate Change Adaptation in the Mediterranean

9. Adaptation Strategies for the Mediterranean

10. Health

11. Energy Demand and GHG Mitigation Options

12. Mediterranean Tourism and Climate Change: Identifying Future Demand and Assessing Destinations’ Vulnerability

13. International Retirement Migration from Northern Europe to the Mediterranean: New Results on the Role of Climate With a Possible Application to Climate Change

14. Green Growth in the Mediterranean

Summary and Major Findings

Index

Introduction

1. Vulnerability of Ecosystem Services in the Mediterranean Region to Climate Changes in Combination with Other Pressures

2. Impact of Climate Variability and Extremes on the Carbon Cycle of the Mediterranean Region

3. Climate Change Impacts on Typical Mediterranean Crops and Evaluation of Adaptation Strategies to Cope With

4. Climate Change Impacts on Forests and Forest Products in the Mediterranean Area

5. Effects of Climate and Extreme Events on Wildfire Regime and Their Ecological Impacts

6. Climate Induced Effects on Livestock Population and Productivity in the Mediterranean Area

Summary and Major Findings

PART IV: People

Introduction

7. Integrated Socio-Economic Assessment (The Economic Point of View)

8. Water and People: Assessing Policy Priorities for Climate Change Adaptation in the Mediterranean

9. Adaptation Strategies for the Mediterranean

10. Health

11. Energy Demand and GHG Mitigation Options

12. Mediterranean Tourism and Climate Change: Identifying Future Demand and Assessing Destinations’ Vulnerability

13. International Retirement Migration from Northern Europe to the Mediterranean: New Results on the Role of Climate With a Possible Application to Climate Change

14. Green Growth in the Mediterranean

Summary and Major Findings

Index

1. Vulnerability of Ecosystem Services in the Mediterranean Region to Climate Changes in Combination with Other Pressures

2. Impact of Climate Variability and Extremes on the Carbon Cycle of the Mediterranean Region

3. Climate Change Impacts on Typical Mediterranean Crops and Evaluation of Adaptation Strategies to Cope With

4. Climate Change Impacts on Forests and Forest Products in the Mediterranean Area

5. Effects of Climate and Extreme Events on Wildfire Regime and Their Ecological Impacts

6. Climate Induced Effects on Livestock Population and Productivity in the Mediterranean Area

Summary and Major Findings

PART IV: People

Introduction

7. Integrated Socio-Economic Assessment (The Economic Point of View)

8. Water and People: Assessing Policy Priorities for Climate Change Adaptation in the Mediterranean

9. Adaptation Strategies for the Mediterranean

10. Health

11. Energy Demand and GHG Mitigation Options

12. Mediterranean Tourism and Climate Change: Identifying Future Demand and Assessing Destinations’ Vulnerability

13. International Retirement Migration from Northern Europe to the Mediterranean: New Results on the Role of Climate With a Possible Application to Climate Change

14. Green Growth in the Mediterranean

Summary and Major Findings

Index

Summary and Major Findings

PART IV: People

Introduction

7. Integrated Socio-Economic Assessment (The Economic Point of View)

8. Water and People: Assessing Policy Priorities for Climate Change Adaptation in the Mediterranean

9. Adaptation Strategies for the Mediterranean

10. Health

11. Energy Demand and GHG Mitigation Options

12. Mediterranean Tourism and Climate Change: Identifying Future Demand and Assessing Destinations’ Vulnerability

13. International Retirement Migration from Northern Europe to the Mediterranean: New Results on the Role of Climate With a Possible Application to Climate Change

14. Green Growth in the Mediterranean

Summary and Major Findings

Index

Introduction

7. Integrated Socio-Economic Assessment (The Economic Point of View)

8. Water and People: Assessing Policy Priorities for Climate Change Adaptation in the Mediterranean

9. Adaptation Strategies for the Mediterranean

10. Health

11. Energy Demand and GHG Mitigation Options

12. Mediterranean Tourism and Climate Change: Identifying Future Demand and Assessing Destinations’ Vulnerability

13. International Retirement Migration from Northern Europe to the Mediterranean: New Results on the Role of Climate With a Possible Application to Climate Change

14. Green Growth in the Mediterranean

Summary and Major Findings

Index

7. Integrated Socio-Economic Assessment (The Economic Point of View)

8. Water and People: Assessing Policy Priorities for Climate Change Adaptation in the Mediterranean

9. Adaptation Strategies for the Mediterranean

10. Health

11. Energy Demand and GHG Mitigation Options

12. Mediterranean Tourism and Climate Change: Identifying Future Demand and Assessing Destinations’ Vulnerability

13. International Retirement Migration from Northern Europe to the Mediterranean: New Results on the Role of Climate With a Possible Application to Climate Change

14. Green Growth in the Mediterranean

Summary and Major Findings

Index

Summary and Major Findings

Index

Index

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