Community Research and Development Information Service - CORDIS


The technologies necessary to ensure sustainable well-being of the Mediterranean in the 21st century are those that reduce the environmental impact of coastal urbanisation and that promote settlement, industrialisation, transport and communications in the hinterland of the south coast. Whilst several already well-developed technologies, such as energy conservation, water and waste treatment, air pollution control, desalination, agribusiness and electrical equipment, can be transferred through private investment, others are emerging that need to be developed in collaboration with scientists in the various countries of the Mediterranean and with their partners in the North: renewable energy sources with applications ranging from electricity to shipping, ceramic materials for construction and containers, as well as climate change, ecosystems, and cultivation techniques for desert regions. This so-called co-development is being promoted by the European Community's new scientific programmes.

Additional information

Authors: ROJO T, Instituto de Prospectiva Tecnológica, Sevilla (ES)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Simposio Internacional : Retos Ambientales para la gobernabilidad de las sociedades Mediterráneas, Barcelona (ES), February 22-24, 1995
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper ES 38877 ORA
Follow us on: RSS Facebook Twitter YouTube Managed by the EU Publications Office Top