Published on March 06, 2019
Also available in: French
|Acronyms and abbreviations|
|Rising risks in coastal zones|
|The challenge of coastal adaptation|
|Emerging approaches to coastal adaptation|
|Aligning coastal risk decision making and funding responsibilities on the German Baltic Sea coast|
|Coastal infrastructure realignment and salt marsh restoration in Nova Scotia, Canada|
|Clifton to Tangoio Coastal Hazards Strategy 2120, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand|
|“Rollback” in North Norfolk, United Kingdom|
|National adaptation plans|
Watch this video to learn how the OECD recommends tackling the issue
Coastal regions are extremely vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, due to their exposure to the combined effects of sea level rise and intense storm events. Coastal risks are set to intensify in the future, with the potential to bring unprecedented costs to livelihoods and economies. How can governments identify, prepare for and respond to these risks?
On 6 March 2019, Lisa Danielson of the OECD Environment Directorate and Alexander Bisaro of the Global Climate Forum discussed how OECD countries are responding to these risks, and what more could be done in the future. The presentation was based on the above report.
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