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News Climate Change and Mediterranean Security. New Report, Barcelona, May 2010

A new 64 page study on: Climate Change and Mediterranean Security - International, National, Environmental and Human Security Impacts for the Euro-Mediterranean Region during the 21st Century, Proposals and Perspectives; by Hans Günter Brauch; Barcelona, ed. IEMed., 2010

This study contains the following proposals for the Spanish EU Presidency (2010)

7.1. Proposal 1: Launching of a Mediterranean Environmental and Human Security Initiative

(MEH-SEC) within the Union for the Mediterranean

7.2. Proposal 2: Assessment of Climate Change Impacts for the Mediterranean

7.3. Proposal 3: Assessing Environmental and Climate-Induced Migration and Developing Alternative Livelihoods for People in Drylands

7.4. Proposal 4: Cooperation on Civil Protection in the Euro-Mediterranean Region

7.5. Proposal 5: Mediterranean Solar Plan and DESERTEC Industrial Initiative

7.5.1. Mediterranean Solar Plan

7.5.2. DESERTEC: From Vision to Reality

7.6. Proposal 6: EU-MENA Survival Pact: Linking "Virtual Water" and "Virtual Sun"

This report is briefly presented at:

and may be downloaded free of charge at: .

The report was published as PAPERSIEMed No. 9 by the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed.) that was formed by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, the Government of Catalonia and the Barcelona City Council. The IEMed is a think tank for the identification and interpretation of the challenges in the Euro-Mediterranean area and for the preparation of proposals to confront them. It offers spaces for reflection and debate as well as advice and assistance to cultural and cooperation projects in the Mediterranean. Moreover, it promotes the participation of civil society in the Euro-Mediter­ranean space through several networks and in collaboration with entities from the social, economic and cultural worlds.


The author, Hans Guenter Brauch, is Chairman of Peace Research and European Security Studies (AFES-PRESS), he teaches international relations at the Free University of Berlin, and is a fellow at the UNU Institute on Environment and Human Security. He was a member of the IPRA Council (1992-1996). He is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, Pugwash Movement, IPRA, ISA and editor of the Hexagon book series on Human and Environmental Security and Peace (HESP) with Springer-Verlag.


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Contact information Hans Günter Brauch, Alte Bergsteige 47, 74821 Mosbach, Germany (email:
Phone: +49-6261-12912 ; Fax: +49-6261-15695
News type Inbrief
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Source of information Peace Research and European Security Studies (AFES-PRESS), 12 May 2010 / the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed.)
Keyword(s) Climate Change
Geographical coverage Mediterranean
News date 13/05/2010
Working language(s) ENGLISH