The Plan Bleu course of action, published in 1989, depicted the possible prospects of one of the richest regions of the world in terms of history and diversity but also one of the most vulnerable ones.
The year 2004 was marked by a major increase in crude oil prices: in December 2003 the international price of a barrel stood at USD 29.29, while by November 2004 it had already reached USD 44.49/barrel.
Energy can be viewed as a basic factor of any civilization in the course of History.
The new legitimacy endowed upon the Mediterranean area firstly sanctions the combined efforts of the twentyone coastal states.
The Mediterranean basin is one of the regions that most suffer from a shortage of hydraulic resources in the world, and the circumstances are only expected to worsen.
The Short and Medium-Term Priority Environmental Action Programme (SMAP) was adopted by the first Euro-Mediterranean Ministerial Conference on the Environment.
The responsibility for protecting the environment does not lie only with government agencies or academic and scientific institutions.
Esta obra recoge las aportaciones de reconocidos expertos, los cuales analizan la relación entre conflictos ambientales y crisis en los mecanismos de toma de decisiones en las sociedades mediterráneas.