North-South Prize of the Council of Europe awarded to the Network of Mediterranean Experts on Climate and Environmental Change (MedECC)

January 6, 2022
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The North-South Prize of the Council of Europe  was awarded to the Mediterranean Experts Network on Climate and Environmental Change (MedECC) for the elaboration of the first-ever scientific assessment report on the impact of climate and environmental change in the Mediterranean basin.

The North-South Prize Jury recognized the work of MedECC as “leading example of the potential of collaboration between states and societies to face the challenges of climate change and environmental sustainability, as well as a response to the need for scientific and expert cooperation to produce knowledge-based analysis as a sound basis for policy”. 

For a period of six years, nearly two hundred scientists from the MedECC network assessed more than 3800 articles and reports in the scientific literature about the current risks for the Mediterranean Basin, presenting their findings in a comprehensive report. This large assessment was only possible due to the voluntary contributions from all these experts.

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Countries covered:

  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Palestine *
  • Syria *
  • Tunisia