The 1st Euro-Mediterranean Conference for Environmental Integration (EMCEI 2017) enjoyed the participation of 500 scientists from more than 50 countries. The 1st EMCEI proceedings was published by Springer in 2017. It gives a general and brief overview on current research focusing on emerging environmental issues and challenges and its applications to a variety of problems in the Euro-Mediterranean zone and surrounding regions. It contains over five hundred and eighty carefully refereed short contributions to the conference. The proceedings is now indexed in Web of Science Conference Proceedings Citation Index – Science (CPCI-S).