Coastal communities are at risk of, or are already facing multiple climate related changes; such as rising sea levels, increased ocean temperatures & coastal erosion.
There are a number of possible approaches to prevent the loss of our coastal communities, all of which require some amount of collaborative planning between Communities/People, local institutions and governments.
Hard Protection (Sea Walls, Artificial Reefs)
Soft Protection (using or enhancing natural physical systems, e.g. beach nourishment, dune management…etc.)
Accommodation to reduce vulnerability ('Floating houses' , Flood hazard mapping, Adapting urban drainage systems)
Ecosystem Protection (using, reinstating or enhancing natural water systems, e.g. wetlands, etc)
Managed Retreat (Rethinking coastal living, Relocating neighborhoods/ cities)
HERE is access to a Climate action toolbox
Where businesses can calculate their carbon emissions along with a tool to create an action plan to reduce carbon emissions.