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Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystems Nexus approach: An adaptation Strategy to cope with climate change in the Mediterranean Area

Day: 16/11/2022
Time: 10:00 -
 11:00 (Egypt local time, CET+1)
Place: Mediterranean Pavilion
Organised by: PRIMA

Climate change affects the Mediterranean region significantly more than the world average, endangering the sustainable provision of water, energy, food, and ecosystem services. The region is more vulnerable to climate change impacts than other regions. Water scarcity will likely increase in the next decades because of climate change. Moreover, agricultural practices aimed at increasing yields have led to enhanced water use for irrigation. Continued intensification of agricultural practices will result in adverse consequences for water resources, biodiversity, and landscape functioning. This is combined with enhanced disturbances of environmental integrity, overexploitation of ecosystem services and a growing tendency towards desertification.