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By Theodoros Zachariadis

This ebook presents a concise evaluation of proof and projections approximately weather switch in Cyprus and its sector till the tip of the twenty first century. weather switch is anticipated to have opposed results in Mediterranean Europe – the main critical in comparison to different ecu areas. Being an island nation with a semi-arid weather within the jap Mediterranean, Cyprus is found in a scorching spot. in accordance with the data to be had within the literature, it highlights the anticipated typical, monetary and societal affects of weather swap and provides thoughts for the implementation of a countrywide edition technique. regardless of the dismal outlook bobbing up from this overview, the e-book demonstrates that dealing with weather swap is feasible, only if proactive activities are taken through either the general public and the non-public quarter. Public experts have to set transparent priorities and manage enough tracking mechanisms which can support keep away from huge common and fiscal damages at a later level. allowing inner most variation investments and correctly pricing using typical assets are key priorities for making an investment in a weather resilient economy.

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5 % for every 1 °C increase in temperature above a location’s specific threshold (EEA 2008). g. West Nile virus) are influenced by climate and are gradually expanding to northern latitudes (WHO 2003). Main observations and projections are as follows: • The World Health Organization on climate change impacts on Europeans’ health notes that a 1 °C temperature increase is expected to result in increased mortality by 1–4 %. Mortality due to higher temperatures could increase by 30,000 deaths annually by 2030 and 50,000–110,000 deaths annually by 2080 (Bank of Greece 2011).

An increase in the height and intensity of waves which penetrate inland, due to the increased intensity of extreme weather events, will increase the penetration of sea water in lower areas and will cause damages to water resources, coastal ecosystems and infrastructure. 4–2 km2 of coast every 10 years. An increase in sea level of 1 m will flood a 50–100-m-wide belt on sandy beaches, which constitutes more than half the length of the Israeli coastline. 4 km2 of beaches will be lost, with an economic damage of NIS 4–5 billion (about 1 billion Euros).

World energy outlook 2015. Paris, France, ISBN:978-92-64-24366-8 IPCC. (2007a). Synthesis report. In R. K. Pachauri & A. Reisinger A. ), Contribution of Working Groups I, II and III to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Geneva, Switzerland: IPCC, 104 pp. IPCC. (2007b). Climate change 2007: Impacts, adaptation and vulnerability. In M. L. Parry, O. F. Canziani, J. P. Palutikof, P. J. Van der Linden & C. E. ), Contribution of Working Group II to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

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