Climate Change Adaptation: Coastal Erosion and Flooding
Sea level rise, more intense storm surges, and other climate change impacts will pose serious
threats to large number of people living along the worlds coasts. This guidebook covers thirteen
main adaptation technologies for coastal erosion and flooding due to climate change. For each
technology, the authors present a technology description, its advantages and disadvantages, costs
and benefits, institutional organisation requirements and detailed examples about its application.
This guidebook is co-authored by Matthew M. Linham and Robert J. Nicholls from the University
of Southampton. Professor Nicholls is one of the top international experts on coastal impacts
and adaptation to climate change, with an emphasis on seal level rise. This guidebook will be a
useful handbook for policy makers and coastal zone project planners.
This publication is one of the adaptation and mitigation technology guidebooks produced as part
of the GEF-funded Technology Needs Assessment (TNA) project. This project is undertaken by
UNEP and URC in 36 developing countries.
Published in: 2010
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