Climate Change and Security in the Mediterranean
This report summarises the proceedings of the international conference “Climate Change and Security in the Mediterranean: Exploring the Nexus, Unpacking International Policy Responses” organised in the framework of the New-Med Research Network in Barcelona on 17 December 2021. Convened to discuss the multidimensional security implications of the climate emergency in the Mediterranean, the event was co-organised by New-Med, the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) and the OSCE Secretariat and took place in a hybrid format at the UfM’s Headquarters in Barcelona. Part of a larger work programme of research, outreach and dissemination activities on the OSCE’s 2nd dimension of environmental & economic security carried out by New-Med over the past year, the conference provided the occasion to assess climate trajectories in the Mediterranean and discuss present and future policy options to help mitigate its adverse effects on states and societies in the area.
High-level segment: The climate-security nexus in the Mediterranean
Session I: Mediterranean security through a climate lens: Challenges and prospects
Session II: Fostering climate and environmental cooperation in the Mediterranean
Concluding remarks and next steps