Adaptation to Climate Change in the Southern Mediterranean: A Theoretical Framework, a Foresight Analysis and Three Case Studies

MEDPRO Technical Papers No. 26, 2013

100 Pages Posted: 31 May 2013

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Daniel Osberghaus

ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research

Claudio Baccianti

Tilburg University - Tilburg University School of Economics and Management

Aurélie Domisse

ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research

Beyhan Ekinci

ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research

Christian Hengesbach

ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research

Max Pohl

ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research

Daniel Ruhnow

ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research

Date Written: February 7, 2013

Abstract

Adaptation to climate change in southern and eastern Mediterranean countries is particularly relevant because of the strong expected effects on the region and the sensitivity of important sectors like agriculture and tourism to climate change. This work analyses qualitative scenarios with the support of insights from the theoretical literature and information collected from case studies about Tunisia, Egypt and Turkey. We deal with several dimensions of adaptation, including the role of the government, equity, uncertainty and linkages with mitigation. In general, we conclude that inaction is not a viable option and this report shows how adaptation policy should be designed. We identify major areas of intervention, from removing barriers to private adaptation to the fostering of international cooperation.

Keywords: climate change, Mediterranean countries, agriculture, tourism, adaptation policy, adaptation

Suggested Citation

Osberghaus, Daniel and Baccianti, Claudio and Domisse, Aurélie and Ekinci, Beyhan and Hengesbach, Christian and Pohl, Max and Ruhnow, Daniel, Adaptation to Climate Change in the Southern Mediterranean: A Theoretical Framework, a Foresight Analysis and Three Case Studies (February 7, 2013). MEDPRO Technical Papers No. 26, 2013, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2213795

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Aurélie Domisse

ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research

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Beyhan Ekinci

ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research

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Germany

Christian Hengesbach

ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research

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L 7,1
D-68034 Mannheim, 68034
Germany

Max Pohl

ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research ( email )

P.O. Box 10 34 43
L 7,1
D-68034 Mannheim, 68034
Germany

Daniel Ruhnow

ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research

P.O. Box 10 34 43
L 7,1
D-68034 Mannheim, 68034
Germany

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