Renewable Matter # 13 / November-December

The Liquid Continent

by Mario Bonaccorso

Pivotal in the European Economy – 30% of global trade runs through its waters – the Mediterranean has all it takes to become the true protagonist of Southern Europe’s bioeconomy, guaranteeing development and employment. But there is a need for a shared vision amongst the countries in that area and a stronger connection between its shores.


A liquid continent. This is how Fernand Braudel, a famous French historian of the Annales School, defined the Mediterranean. A continent made of water surrounded by three different continents, heavily threatened by the effects of climate change. If there ever was and there still is a Mediterranean economy, then there is also a Mediterranean bioeconomy, strictly connected to its...

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