The Mediterranean region is at high risk from climate change as proven by the latest science publications (see the First Mediterranean Assessment Report prepared by the independent network of Mediterranean Experts on Climate and environmental Change, MedECC. By the end of the century, the average temperature in the Mediterranean should rise by up to 5.6°C, rainfall should drop by 20% and sea levels should rise by an average of up to 90 cm.

With this in mind, the Mediterranean regions are launching projects to manage disaster risks, adapt infrastructures, protect ecosystems and design public policies to make them more resilient. The “Year of Action” to Accelerate Climate Adaptation was launched at the World Climate Summit in September 2019. In this context, the Department of Europe and International Affairs of the Agency for ecological transition (ADEME) wanted to take stock of and draw lessons from the projects initiated in the Mediterranean area. The objective is to encourage territories and stakeholders to adapt to the existing and expected effects of climate change in the area. The ACTeon – Ramboll France – AIR Climat partnership is proud to have been able to support ADEME in this approach.

The results, presented during the Award Ceremony for the 3rd edition of the Mediterranean Climate Change Adaptation Trophies , are now available online via the ADEME virtual library under the references 011449 and 011450. They consist of a critical overview of the approaches identified, a summary for decision-makers and a project portolio for potential stakeholders who want to get involved.