Climate, economy and environment:

The "Report on the Mediterranean economies"
2019 Edition

edited by Salvatore Capasso

Naples, Circolo Ufficiali della Marina Militare
Via Cesario Console 3/bis

Monday 2 March 2020 at 10.00 a.m.

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The Report on Mediterranean Economies. 2019 edition. The 2019 edition of the Report on the Mediterranean Economies (REM19) of the CNR-ISMed is dedicated to the theme of the environment and examines, in particular, its relations with economic growth and political stability: there is a close relationship between these phenomena and it is necessary to know and analyze their dynamics carefully, as the political stability and well-being of the entire area may depend on them.

From the research data it is in fact increasingly evident that, in a context characterized by a strong anthropic pressure on resources and by the scarcity of water and arable land, climate change is increasingly taking on the role of a decisive variable in amplifying the critical issues of the Mediterranean, first among which the water crisis, food insecurity and migration flows. Knowledge of these phenomena is therefore crucial to enable governments to develop appropriate development policies and wide-ranging actions that can ensure geopolitical balances. The Report on the Mediterranean economies of the CNR in this sense is a strategic tool, having become a permanent observatory of these phenomena, of which since 2003 it returns annually updated data and accurate analysis.

The REM19 starts from the results of the conference "Climate change, socio-economic crisis and (in)food security: a Mediterranean in transition", organized in 2018 by ISMed in memory of Eugenia Ferragina, geopolitics expert and editor of the Reports for several years. The witness is Salvatore Capasso, curator of the 2019 edition and organizer of the conference for the presentation of the 2019 edition, attended by representatives of institutions and the world of research.

Scientific Committee of the Report: Hassan Abouyoub (Ambasciatore di Sua Maestà il Re del Marocco), Adalgiso Amendola (Università degli Studi di Salerno), Paola Avallone (CNR-ISMed), Salvatore Capasso (Università degli Studi di Napoli “Parthenope” e CNR-ISMed), Maria Rosaria Carli (CNR-ISMed), Khalid Chaouki Presidente Commissione Cultura AP-UpM), Luigi Di Comite (Università degli Studi di Bari “Aldo Moro”), Anna Maria Ferragina (Università degli Studi di Salerno), Paolo Malanima (Università degli Studi “Magna Graecia” di Catanzaro), Luigi Paganetto (Università degli Studi di Roma “Tor Vergata”), Desirée A.L. Quagliarotti (CNR-ISMed), Alessandro Romagnoli (“Alma Mater Studiorum” Università di Bologna), Giovanni Tria (Scuola Nazionale dell’Amministrazione), Marco Zupi (Centro Studi Politica Internazionale).




C.V. Gennaro Carola
Presidente del Circolo Ufficiali Marina Militare

Gilberto Corbellini
Direttore del Dipartimento Scienze umane e sociali, patrimonio culturale del Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR-DSU)

Paola Avallone
Direttore dell’Istituto di Studi sul Mediterraneo  - Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR-ISMed)


Marco Demarco
Giornalista e scrittore


Salvatore Capasso
Università degli studi di Napoli “Parthenope” e CNR-ISMed

Daniele Mocio
Tenente colonnello dell’Aeronautica Militare

Giorgio Budillon
Direttore del Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie - Università degli Studi di Napoli “Parthenope”

Sergio Piazzi
Segretario Generale dell’Assemblea parlamentare del Mediterraneo


Sergio Costa
Ministro dell'Ambiente e della Tutela del Territorio e del Mare 


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Salvatore Capasso (Università degli studi di Napoli “Parthenope”e CNR-ISMed)
Giovanni Canitano (CNR-ISMed) 



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