Special Issue "Adaptation to Coastal Climate Change and Sea-Level Rise"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (12 February 2021).
Interests: coastal hazards; coastal engineering; climate adaptation; environmental engineering; nature-based solutions
There is an urgent need to adapt to climate change and its impacts, especially in coastal zones. Coastal populations and their economies are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of sea-level rise and other effects of climate change. Coastal communities increasingly require targeted responses, adaptation plans and informed action to address the rising hazards and costs from sea-level rise and climate change.
This Special Issue’s goal is to present experiences and examples of the challenges, as well as the planning and implementation of effective coastal adaptation.
Coastal adaptation is gaining momentum, but understandably, still lacks consistent procedures, practices, and policies. Climate change is a global issue, but one that is felt on a local scale. Cities and municipalities are, therefore, at the frontline of adaptation. They require local measures, but can also gain from higher-level and broader experience, policies, and strategies that can integrate adaptation efforts into regional coastal policies and decisions (as well as plans for sustainable economic development).
The main goal of this Special Issue is to gather and share best practices, successes, lessons learned, case studies, and general insights that can contribute to advancing adaptation to climate change and sea-level rise. Contributions should focus on adaptation solutions to the impacts of climate change in coastal zones; and may focus on local or broader scales, case studies, modeling, or analytical analyses. We especially welcome examples of: local or regional adaptation; methods and challenges to implementing adaptation in coastal communities; accomplishments in managing and dealing with sea-level rise, erosion, and flooding; examples of ecosystem-based adaptation, and any other innovative contribution that combines adaptation with the sustainability of coasts and their economies.
Dr. Borja G. Reguero
Prof. Gary B. Griggs
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Climate change
- Sea-level rise
- Coastal hazards
- Extreme events
- Eoastal economy