Mediterranean Report for persistent toxic substances
The Mediterranean Region, embracing parts of two continents as diverse as Europe and Africa, is a complex geographic, ecological, cultural and socio-political set-up based around the Mediterranean Sea basin. The Mediterranean climate, with mild wet winters and hot dry summers, has been used as a model for many other regions around the world. Its landscape and monuments continues to be the greatest tourist destination in the entire world. As a consequence, urbanisation has been particularly growing along the coastal strip, to accommodate both permanent and temporal population, with the result of a substantial modification of the coast itself and adverse effects on the quality of the environment.
10 Jan 2014