Why the coastline?
The Mediterranean sea is one of the world’s main biodiversity hotspots.
- Current industrial activity is causing the Mediterranean to warm 20 degrees faster than the global average, already 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels.
- We have lost 38% of posidonia meadows and other endemic species, such as the nacre (99%), a mollusc that purifies water.
- Spain is the second country that discharges the most plastic into the Mediterranean with 125t/day. The most micro-plastic polluted beach in Europe is in Catalonia (La Pineda).