Mediterranean is warming up faster than the rest of the world
The Mediterranean basin is one of the hot spots of the global crisis, and it has been affected harder than other parts of the world, Mediterranean Institute of Biodiversity and Ecology says
The report is being presented at a meeting of the Union for the Mediterranean, an international organization whose members include EU states and Southern&Eastern Mediterranean. It shows that warming effect in this area is %20.
The report warns that in future there will be longer and more intense heatwaves as well as more frequent periods of drought.
Grammenos Mastrojeni, the deputy secretary general for Energy and Climate Action at the Union for the Mediterranean, believes that this report can be useful to government leaders when they need to make policy decisions.
“We are not used to incorporating climate and nature into our policies and our planning. But if we don’t, we will be the victims of a very strong dynamic that will change the foundations of the interests on which we have built the balance of the Mediterranean. If we don’t plan for this, it could become a very important destabilization factor. But if we manage to incorporate it into our policies, it could transform into an opportunity to improve our cooperation and achieve progress that is fair, lasting and equitable in the entire region,” Grammenos Mastrojeni stated.
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