Climate change adaptation and technology transfer: the path to disaster risk reduction in the arid and semi-arid zones. The case of Jordan
New Medit, vol 15, n.1, (March 2016), pp. 2-6
Jel classification: Q54
Climate change is a worldwide phenomenon that does not respect national boundaries nor affects one specific region. Hurricanes, tornadoes, typhoons, drought and floods are just a few of its many disastrous forms. Most world countries, especially in the arid and semi-arid regions, have been seriously devastated by the consequences of climate change at the economic, health, social, and environmental level. Adaptation and mitigation strategies have become the top priority of most international conferences and symposia around the world. The notion “Act locally and think globally” has become the main slogan and the most urgent need for collective action to ease the impacts of climate change. Such efforts like information, education, and technology transfer can make the difference due to their enormous potential to mitigate the implications of climate change. They represent the hope to face negative impacts of climate and the right path to mitigate its various implications, and consequently adapt to its future development.
climate change, technology transfer, adaptation