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Title: Climate change adaptation in the agricultural sector in Malta
Authors: Xuereb, Jean-Pierre
Keywords: Climatic changes -- Government policy -- European Union countries
Agriculture -- European Union countries
Crops and climate -- European Union countries
Agriculture -- Malta
Issue Date: 2019
Citation: Xuereb, J. P. (2019). Climate change adaptation in the agricultural sector in Malta (Bachelor’s dissertation).
Abstract: The Earth’s climate has changed throughout the years, natural changes together with anthropogenic changes led humanity to have to deal with the increasing effects of global warming and of climate change. These natural changes result from the Earth’s orbit and the measure of energy that is originating from the sun. Be that as it may, most researchers trust the increase in Carbon Dioxide (CO2) levels in the air began amid the Industrial Revolution and haven’t stopped since. Burning of fossil fuels is the manner by which energy is produced. This process traps the heat in the air and thus increases the earth’s temperature. Climate change jeopardizes the productivity of the world wide agricultural sector, thus culminating in higher food prices for consumers. Potential impacts of climate change on the agricultural sector has spurred significant increase in research on how the agricultural sector can adapt to the effects by introducing new farming techniques and changes in crops and livestock yields. Climate change is said to have more negative effects on countries like Malta, which is an island located in the Mediterranean since the impacts are probably going to incite repercussions on the economy and on the natural surroundings. The aim of this dissertation is to analyse the current situation in Malta and pin point the effects of climate change on the agricultural sector, by observing national documents and what the EU is proposing to do in order to lower Green House Gas (GHG) emissions through the implementation of adaptation strategies and policies.
Description: B.EUR.STUD.(HONS)
Appears in Collections:Dissertations - InsEUS - 2019

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