Impacts of Climate Changes and Sea Level Rise on the Mediterranean Coastal Zone
The chapter presents part of the overall work of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in the Mediterranean on the Implications of Future Climate Changes for the Mediterranean Coastal Region. It compares the main findings, conclusions, and recommendations of the regional and II site-specific studies in the Mediterranean.1 The evaluation of the methodology used in the preparation of these site-specific studies is described and analysed in detail, and the impact of the studies on national, regional, and local development policies and plans is assessed.
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- 1.The results of site-specific studies are described as well as the impact of the studies on national, regional, and local development policies and plans in: Jeftic/ Keckes/ Pernetta (1996).Google Scholar
- 2.Webster’s New Universal Unabridged Dictionary (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1983): 631: defines ‘eustatic’ as: “pertaining to changes in sea level throughout the world, as because of extensive formation or melting of icecaps.” The IPCC (2001d): 373: defines ‘eustatic sea-level change’ as follows: “A change in global average sea level brought about by an alteration to the volume of the world ocean. This may be caused by changes in water density or in the total mass of water. In discussions of changes on geological time scales, this term sometimes also includes changes in global average sea level caused by an alteration to the shape of the ocean basins.”Google Scholar