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Climate Change in Cyprus : Review of the Impacts and Outline of an Adaptation Strategy

This book provides
a concise overview of facts and projections about
climate change in Cyprus and its region until the end of the 21st century. Climate change is expected to have adverse effects in Mediterranean Europe – the most serious compared to other European regions. Being an island state with a semi-arid climate in the Eastern Mediterranean, Cyprus is located in a hot spot. Based
on the information available in the literature, it highlights the expected natural, economic and societal impacts of
climate change and presents recommendations for
the implementation of a national
adaptation strategy. Despite the dismal outlook arising from this review,
the book demonstrates that coping with climate change is possible, provided that
proactive actions are taken by both the public and the private sector. Public
authorities need to set clear priorities and set up adequate monitoring
mechanisms that can help avoid large natural and economic damages at a later
stage. Enabling private adaptation investments and properly pricing the use of
natural resources are key priorities for investing in a climate resilient


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