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Main Title Regional Assessment of Climate Change in the Mediterranean Volume 2: Agriculture, Forests and Ecosystem Services and People / [electronic resource] :
Author Navarra, Antonio.
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Tubiana, Laurence.
Publisher Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer,
Year Published 2013
Call Number GB3-5030
ISBN 9789400757721
Subjects Geography. ; Sustainable development. ; Environmental economics. ; Social sciences.
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Collation XXVI, 404 p. 79 illus., 29 illus. in color. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
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. 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.