FAQ

  • What is a climate change adaptation action ?

    The process of adjustment to actual or expected climate and its effects. In human systems, adaptation seeks to moderate or avoid harm or exploit beneficial opportunities. In some natural systems, human intervention may facilitate adjustment to expected climate and its effects. (IPCC)

  • Which will be climate change impact in Mediterranean region before the end of the century?

    The trends observed over the past five decades are likely to continue which will mean, by the end of the century:

    • a rise in average temperatures of 3 to 5°C
    • an autumnal rise of the temperatures more marked west of basina
    • a summer rise more marked in the South and Eastern countries
    • a decrease in precipitation of 35% on the southern and eastern shores and of 25% on the northern shore
    • a rise of extreme events (heavy rainfall, drought episodes) with increasing flooding, risks of erosion and decrease of available water resources
    • an average sea level rise of 20 to 60 cm
    • a rise in surface waters’ temperatures of 2 to 4°C 
    • a fall of the remarkable biodiversity of the basin (10% of the world flora, of which the half of endemic)
    • a Mediterranean sea acidification will impact on ecosystems
  • Why promote climate change adaptation?

    Policies to reduce the effects of climate change are very important, but the combined effects of reduction and adaptation are significant: in the first case through the decrease in greenhouse gas emissions, and in the second, for water, energy, land use and biodiversity. These very sensitive sectors are already subject to high pressure in many parts of the Mediterranean region. It is therefore essential to promote action for climate change adaptation in these areas – as a complement to reduction policies – to improve the resilience of social, economic and environmental systems, and the management of the impact of extreme weather and climatic events due to climate change.

  • Which are the regions concerned by Awards ?

    This competition concerns the regions included within the Mediterranean bioclimatic zone, i.e. part or all of the following countries: Albania, Algeria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Macedonia, Malta, Mauritania, Morocco, Palestinian National Authority, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey.

  • Who can enter?

    This competition is aimed at:

    • Local authority
    • National body
    • Public university
    • NGO in partnership with a local public stakeholder
    • Companies or members of the private sector in partnership with a local public stakeholder
  • How to enter the competition?

     1. Download the Awards’s documents

    2. Fill in the application file, which consists of the summary-sheet and the form (Files must be completed in English or French)

    3. Email the completed application file, to the following address (ed2018@medadapt-awards.com), by Wednesday, March 20, 2019 (UTC-00:00) at the latest

    4. Short-listed candidates will be invited to give a presentation at a session organised by the competition jury (audio/videoconference), which will take place during April 2019

    5. Short-listed candidates will be invited to attend the awards ceremony, which will take place in May 2019, during ECCA (Lisbon – Portugal) or in June 2019, during Sommet des deux rives (Marseille – France)

  • What are the key competition dates?
    • Opening date: November 22, 2018
    • Applications close: March, 20 2019
    • Meeting juries: March 2019
    • Finalists’ presentations: April, 2019
    • Awards ceremony: end of May ECCA 2019 (Lisbon – Portugal) or end of June Sommet des deux rives (Marseille – France).
  • What are the benefits of entering the competition?

    The finalists (the winner in each prize category) will receive:

    • Tailored support from the partners (study tour, meetings with technical and financial partners)
    • invitations to two international workshops in 2020 (tbd)
    • international promotion of your actions (press communications, dedicated publication, short movie).

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