Improving the chances for developing coastal country success in adapting to climate change

Robadue, Donald and Anderson, Glenn and Furlow, John and Ricci, Glenn and Rubinoff, Pamela and Tobey, James and Volk, Richard (2010) Improving the chances for developing coastal country success in adapting to climate change. In: Shifting Shorelines: Adapting to the Future,The 22nd International Conference of The Coastal Society , June 13-16, 2010 ,Wilmington, North Carolina,

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Abstract

There is an unequivocal scientific consensus that increases in greenhouse gases in the atmosphere drive warming temperatures of air and sea, and acidification of the world’s oceans from carbon dioxide absorbed by the oceans. These changes in turn can induce shifts in precipitation patterns, sea level rise, and more frequent and severe extreme weather events (e.g. storms and sea surge). All of these impacts are already being witnessed in the world’s coastal regions and are projected to intensify in years to come. Taken together, these impacts are likely to result in significant alteration of natural habitats and coastal ecosystems, and increased coastal hazards in low-lying areas. They can affect fishers, coastal communities and resource users, recreation and tourism, and coastal infrastructure. Approaches to planned adaptation to these impacts can be drawn from the lessons and good practices from global experience in Integrated Coastal Management (ICM). The recently published USAID Guidebook on Adapting to Coastal Climate Change (USAID 2009) is directed at practitioners, development planners, and coastal management professionals in developing countries. It offers approaches for assessing vulnerability to climate change and climate variability in communities and outlines how to develop and implement adaptation measures at the local and national levels. Six best practices for coastal adaptation are featured in the USAID Guidebook on Adapting to Coastal Climate Change and summarized in the following sections. (PDF contains 3 pages)

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Title: Improving the chances for developing coastal country success in adapting to climate change
Personal Creator/Author:
CreatorsEmail
Robadue, Donaldrobadue@gso.uri.edu
Anderson, Glenn
Furlow, John
Ricci, Glenn
Rubinoff, Pamela
Tobey, James
Volk, Richard
Date: 2010
Funders: National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. EPA Coastal Management Branch, U.S. Geolgocial Survey, NOAA Sea Grant
Event Title: Shifting Shorelines: Adapting to the Future,The 22nd International Conference of The Coastal Society
Event Type: Conference
Event Location: Wilmington, North Carolina
Event Dates: June 13-16, 2010
Issuing Agency: The Coastal Society
Uncontrolled Keywords: TCS22
Subjects: Atmospheric Sciences
Environment
Planning
Item ID: 3947
Depositing User: Cynthia Murray
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2010 12:58
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 16:42
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/3947

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