Published: Friday, 29 March 2019 Print Email

Responding to Rising Seas


A new Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) report, Responding to Rising Seas: OECD Country Approaches to Tackling Coastal Risks  was published. It takes a major step forward in providing policy guidance on how countries can more effectively manage the risks from sea level rise.

The report takes stock of what OECD countries are currently doing to prepare for coastal change, and puts forward a policy framework for coastal adaptation that is equipped to meet the challenges of ever-increasing global temperatures. Four case studies – Canada, Germany, New Zealand and the United Kingdom – provide in-depth examples of the challenges and success factors of coastal adaptation strategies under different institutional contexts.

It is vital that countries strengthen their ability to understand, plan for and continuously manage climate risks. This OECD report provides lessons learned and guidance for countries in approaching the challenges from climate change that will surely mount over coming years:

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