Fighting and adapting to climate change in the Mediterranean: fostering a greater regional cooperation?
Therefore, these countries must not only address the issue of fighting climate change but they must also adapt to it for the sake of proximity, solidarity and co-responsibility with Mediterranean countries. This is why IPEMED is in favour of an integrated approach, based on a strengthened cooperation between northern and southern shores and on shared solutions. Some of these solutions are examined further in sectorial projects carried out by IPEMED. In their 2012 report “Carbon Constraint in the Mediterranean Differentiated Impacts and Policies for Carbon Reduction in the Euro-Mediterranean Region”, Louis Boisgibault and Morgan Mozas published a review of the issues, results and perspectives of policies regarding C02 emission reduction in the region.
In view of the 21st United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21), that will be held from 30th November to 11th December 2015 at Le Bourget, IPEMED wishes to promote the idea that the climate can and should drive cooperation between Europe, the Mediterranean and Africa.