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Risks of global warming: the case of coral reef ecosystems in developing countries

Risks of global warming: the case of coral reef ecosystems in developing countries

Objective

This proposal will seek to examine biological diversity with particular reference to coral reef ecosystems to the environment, economy and human well-being. Coral reef ecosystems are reported to be the richest bio-diverse group in the world and from the socio-economic view; they are mainly located in developing countries. The cost of policy inaction will result to 60% corals reef loss by 2030 resulting to significant, and potentially irreversible welfare losses to the future generations.
Objectives:
1-To develop conceptual framework to examine welfare impacts on biodiversity and coral reef ecosystem
2-To link society, economy, environment to ecosystem by incorporating socio- economic and demographic factors
3-To evaluate welfare impacts by simulating policy conservation programmes for environment, economy and people’s wellbeing
4-To deliver policy suggestions to value ecosystems and promote dissemination portal among all stakeholders
Output:
-Interactive web-based database and mapping tool to access data collected and to visualize the value of biodiversity and ecosystem conservation programs linked to human welfare and poverty alleviation
-Specific education and dissemination activities for coral reef protection and coordination from organizations such as: Conservation International, International Coral Reef Action Network and UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre
Benefits:
1-Society: identification of socio-economic and demographic datasets will provide a better understanding how these factors impact conservation
2-Economy: estimation of economic benefits coral ecosystems will assist in minimizing losses and ensure sustainable management and conservation
3-Institution: network opportunity with European and international researchers for immediate and future collaboration; and in Europe, policy action in conserving, mitigating and awareness campaigns on coral ecosystems will strengthen international co-operation, development and security
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Coordinator

FONDAZIONE ENI ENRICO MATTEI

Address

Corso Magenta 63
20123 Milano

Italy

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 158 258,60

Administrative Contact

Monica Eberle (Ms.)

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 253724

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 March 2011

  • End date

    31 May 2013

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 158 258,60

  • EU contribution

    € 158 258,60

Coordinated by:

FONDAZIONE ENI ENRICO MATTEI

Italy