November 9, 2008, Times of Malta
Malta has failed to prepare a plan on its climate change impact, vulnerability and adaptation – unlike other Mediterranean countries that “have prepared quite extensive climate change assessments”, according to the European Environmental Agency.
In a report entitled ‘Impacts of Europe’s changing climate’, the EEA states that the Mediterranean is one of the regions most vulnerable to climate change.
The report is based on 40 key indicators and stresses the consequences of observed and projected changes, including an increased risk of floods and droughts, losses of biodiversity, threats to human health and damage to economic sectors such as energy, transport, forestry, agriculture, and tourism. Read more >