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Mediterranean agriculture under climate change: adaptive capacity, adaptation, and ethics

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Grasso, M. and Feola, G. (2012) Mediterranean agriculture under climate change: adaptive capacity, adaptation, and ethics. Regional Environmental Change. ISSN 1436-378X (In Press)

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To link to this article DOI: 10.1007/s10113-011-0274-1

Abstract/Summary

In the coming decades, the Mediterranean region is expected to experience various climate impacts with negative consequences on agricultural systems and which will cause uneven reductions in agricultural production. By and large, the impacts of climate change on Mediterranean agriculture will be heavier for southern areas of the region. This unbalanced distribution of negative impacts underscores the significance and role of ethics in such a context of analysis. Consequently, the aim of this article is to justify and develop an ethical approach to agricultural adaptation in the Mediterranean and to derive the consequent implications for adaptation policy in the region. In particular, we define an index of adaptive capacity for the agricultural systems of the Mediterranean region on whose basis it is possible to group its different sub-regions, and we provide an overview of the suitable adaptation actions and policies for the sub-regions identified. We then vindicate and put forward an ethical approach to agricultural adaptation, highlighting the implications for the Mediterranean region and the limitations of such an ethical framework. Finally, we emphasize the broader potential of ethics for agricultural adaptation policy.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Science > School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science > Department of Geography and Environmental Science
ID Code:25989
Uncontrolled Keywords:Adaptation – Adaptive capacity – Agriculture – Climate change – Ethics – Mediterranean region
Publisher:Springer Verlag
Publisher Statement:The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com

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