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23-02-2015 Oceans

Technologies for climate change adaptation. Coastal erosion and flooding

coastal erosion

Coastal zones in many parts of the world are densely populated centres of critical economic activity. Sea level rise and more intense storms, waves, and surges due to climate change pose a serious threat to large numbers of people living in these areas. Consequently many developing countries have identified coastal zones as a priority area for climate change adaptation. These countries, however, often need assistance to identify adaptation options, formulate adaptation strategies and plans, and implement adaptation measures that lower the risk and actual losses from climate change impacts.

This publication aims to support good adaptation planning. It covers thirteen major adaptation technologies that reduce impacts of coastal erosion and flooding due to climate change. For each, the technology is described, advantages and disadvantages assessed, costs and benefits estimated, institutional or organizational requirements outlined, and detailed examples provided that illustrate how the technology can be applied. It is hoped that this comprehensive approach will make the guidebook a useful reference for policy makers and coastal zone project planners. Its reader-friendly style and extensive coverage also make it a good resource book for anyone interested in the topic.

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