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Economic and climate change pressures on biodiversity in southern Mediterranean coastal areas

by Laura Onofri / Paulo A.L.D. Nunes / Francesco Bosello
05 February 2013

Economic and climate change pressures on biodiversity in southern Mediterranean coastal areas

Laura Onofri / Paulo A.L.D. Nunes / Francesco Bosello

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This paper establishes and measures key biodiversity and ecosystem health indicators and the number of world heritage sites in coastal areas at global level. It then estimates – econometrically – the indicators’ influence on the provision of tourism values through the marine ecosystem function as a harbour of biodiversity, and as a provider of amenity values and marine cultural identity. The report then focuses on the MEDPRO region, providing some estimates of the potential impact of climate change on these services for a given temperature increase scenario. Finally, the effect on ecosystem-related tourism is computed for the four MEDPRO social economic scenarios. The analysis is enriched by some quantification of the potential costs of adaptation.

Authors Laura Onofri, Paulo A.L.D. Nunes and Francesco Bosello are researchers at the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Milan, Italy.


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  • Author
    Laura Onofri
    Laura Onofri
  • Author
    Paulo A.L.D. Nunes
    Paulo A.L.D. Nunes
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    Francesco Bosello
    Francesco Bosello
Economic and climate change pressures on biodiversity in southern Mediterranean coastal areas
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