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Title: Adapting to climate change from a regional perspective : in search of a requisite policy and legal framework for the Mediterranean
Authors: Borg, Simone
Pace, Roderick
University of Malta. Institute for European Studies
Keywords: Climatic changes -- Mediterranean Region
Environmental policy -- Mediterranean Region
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: University of Malta. Institute for European Studies
Citation: Borg, S. (2014). Adapting to climate change from a regional perspective: in search of a requisite policy and legal framework for the Mediterranean. Jean Monnet Occasional Papers, 8, 1-19.
Series/Report no.: An evolving EU engaging a changing Mediterranean region Jean Monnet Occasional Paper;08/2014
Abstract: This paper aims to identify the Mediterranean States’ potential in adopting a regional strategy on climate change adaptation. The author proposes a Mediterranean Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change as the first step to a political/legal regional approach to climate change issues that would supplement the multilateral process under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol. According to the author such a strategy would enhance cooperation between the EU and other Mediterranean states in various ways. The experience of the EU in regulating climate change and its ever growing knowledge-base on its impacts could serve to guide the other Mediterranean states’ and help bridge their knowledge-base gap on the topic. On the other hand, the support and cooperation of the EU’s Mediterranean partners would provide an opportunity for the EU to address better the challenges that climate change threatens to bring in its southernmost regions. The strategy could eventually even pave the way for the very first regional treaty on climate change that could be negotiated under the auspices of the Regional Seas Programme and the Union for the Mediterranean.
ISSN: 23073950
Appears in Collections:AEE - JMOP - 2014

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