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Ecosystem approach timeline: Proposal by the Secretariat
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Elements for a table of content of regional adaptation
to climate change framework template
The scope of this document is to assist the Mediterranean countries to develop national and regional
capacities to cope with climate change impacts as much as possible.
This chapter shall elaborate the process of development of Framework starting from the discussion at
16th Contracting Parties meeting, “The Marrakesh Declaration“, drafting
procedure, discussion to adoption.
Climatic Variability and Change
This chapter shall elaborate very briefly climate variability and change, impacts, vulnerability
assessment, mitigation and adaptation measures.
Mediterranean Context
This chapter shall be focused on elaboration climatic variability and change issues in the
This chapter shall provide a long-term vision of the Mediterranean, as the region that is able to reduce
the risks of climate change and realize any opportunities that would reduce the possible risks.
This chapter shall describe agreed goals that should be achieved in next ten year period of
implementing the Regional Framework. The main goal is to build the capacity of the Mediterranean
countries to deal with climate change impacts and reduce vulnerability in key sectors.
Priority areas for action
Building Understanding and Adaptive Capacity
Regional, sub-regional, and national centres of excellence for climate change
This chapter shall describe the agreed activities on establishing regional, sub-regional, and national,
as appropriate, centres of excellence for climate change adaptation to provide national decisionmakers with relevant information on climate change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation options.
1.2 Regional climate change information
This chapter shall elaborate the agreed action concerning establishment of relevant
institution(s)/mechanisms for generating climate change projections and scenarios relevant to
decision-makers in each Mediterranean country.
1.3 Integrated regional vulnerability assessment
This chapter shall elaborate an agreement reached by the countries concerning the generation of
knowledge to understand and manage climate change risks to key regional sectors.
1.4 Education, Training and Awareness
This chapter shall elaborate issues concerning common activities on education, training and
awareness of various stakeholders at regional and national level.
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1.5 Partnership and Cooperation
This chapter shall describe a partnership and cooperation agreed among the Mediterranean countries,
as well as with other regions to share information and explore adaptation strategies of mutual benefit.
Reducing Sectorial Vulnerability
Most sectors are likely to be affected to some extent by the impacts of climate change. However, the
Framework focuses on sectors where:
there is national significance for social, economic and biophysical or cultural outcomes;
actions have a high level of potential to capture the benefits from early adaptation planning.
Early explanation will be influenced by the extent to which climate change factors are incorporated into
sectoral planning.
2.1 Coastal erosion
The combined influence sea level rise, storm surge and changes of sea-current velocity and direction
may pose several localised threats and result in increased coastal erosion. This chapter shall describe
activities that are agreed upon for adapting to climate change impacts.
2.2 Freshwater resources
Climate change will impact water resources. This chapter shall describe measures for adaptation to
climate change impacts.
2.3 Tourism
Coastal tourism is very important economic activity for entire Mediterranean region, which may be
seriously affected by climatic change. This chapter shall elaborate agreed adaptation measures and
2.4 Agriculture and fisheries
Agriculture is highly dependent on climate. Climate variability and change will have long-term effects
on agricultural production. The chapter shall describe common measures and activities to adapt to
climate change impacts.
2.5 Urbanisation
Most of the Mediterranean big cities are located in coastal zone and would be affected by climatic
change impacts. This chapter shall describe common measures and activities to adapt to climate
change impacts.
Monitoring and updating the Framework
Adaptation to climate change is a relatively new challenge and it is expected that much will be learned
through the implementation of the Framework. Regular monitoring and appropriate updating of the
Framework will be necessary as new and better information becomes available, and in light of
It should be necessary to agree on preparing a regularly report on the Framework implementation and
its review, and updating the Framework.
Implementation Strategy and Financing
Finally, this chapter shall describe the agreed strategy for implementing the Framework, as well as
sources of finance.
Appendix – Timeframe for implementation of the agreed activities
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