Environmental Challenges in the Mediterranean 2000–2050

Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Environmental Challenges in the Mediterranean 2000–2050 Madrid, Spain 2–5 October 2002

  • Antonio Marquina

Part of the NATO Science Series book series (NAIV, volume 37)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-2
  2. Environmental Security

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 3-3
  3. Climate Change, Scenarios and Modelling

  4. Desertification Impacts

  5. Water Availability

  6. Population Growth

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 245-245
  7. Food Prospects

  8. Urbanisation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 329-329
    2. Hassan Abdelhamid
      Pages 331-344
  9. Pollution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 361-361
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 377-390

About these proceedings


This book collects most of the contributions prepared for the NATO Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) on Environmental Challenges in the Mediterranean 2000-2050. The ARW took place in Madrid from 2 to 5ofOctober 2002. Scholars and researchers from North and South ofthe Mediterranean and other countries from NATO gathered in Madrid for discussing several important factors that could affect Mediterranean security in the next 50 years. In this regard the first chapter presents the different debates regarding environmental security that took place in the last decade. This chapter is an introductory chapter and takes into account the possible audience in the Southern Mediterranean and the wishes ofsome contributors. For this reason the chapter deals in extenso with the question ofhuman security and the different approaches. The ARW dealt with issues that may affect the supply of fundamental goods for human living. To this end the complex question ofclimate change, its impact in the Mediterranean, the predicted increase in temperatures and predictions about rainfall are analysed. As part of this approach a chapter about solar variability and climate change is also added.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Antonio Marquina
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of International StudiesUniversidad ComplutenseMadridSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-1949-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-0973-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-1238
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