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Transforming Coastal City Adaptation: From Idea to Practice

2019 - Policy Brief 27

Author:

Dunja Krause

Publisher:

UNRISD

Description:

Transforming Coastal City Adaptation: From Idea to Practice

"People living in coastal cities around the world face great risks from the impacts of climate change. In the developing world, these often combine with the challenges of urban development and overcoming poverty and sharp inequalities, generating a particularly difficult set of tasks for local policy makers. Adaptation measures often focus on large infrastructural measures such as coastal defenses, at the expense of integrated and inclusive solutions that tackle not only people’s exposure to hazards, but also social vulnerabilities and their root causes. This Brief introduces three key considerations for transformative policy change that builds resilience in highly exposed coastal cities."

Language:

English

page count:

2pp

Copyright:

UNRISD

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