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Develop your own coastal adaptation strategy by learning key methodologies and techniques.

The IMCORE project ran from 2008 to 2011 and was funded under the EU Interreg IVB programme.

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Practical tips for following the IMCORE approach to planning to adapt to coastal climate change 

Once the reader has read this document he will understand the international and European policy on adaptation to climate change. Although adaptation takes place in a specific region the European and international policy and legislation on adaptation need to be taken into account when developing a local adaptation strategy.



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"TOOL REVIEW: To be completed by December 2011"

Marian Willekens and Frank Maes
policy, adaptation, Europe, UNFCCC, white paper on adaptation, EU Directives, climate change mainstreaming
There is no doubt: climate is changing. The question is how we will adapt to this changing climate. So far, the international and European climate effort has generally focused on mitigation – reducing greenhouse gas emissions to prevent dangerous climate change – rather than adaptation. The growing evidence of adverse effects of climate change and impacts that cannot be avoided ensures that the international community now also deals with adaptation. This document discusses how this international and European effort on adaptation has been established, the legislation and policies that support adaptation actions in the coastal zone and which adaptation measures and approaches the international community proposes to adapt to the impacts of climate change, with focus on marine activities and coastal flooding. It also gives an overview on what adaptation to climate change means and explores some EU-directives and policies relevant for the development of coastal adaptation strategies and their linkages with climate change adaptation.
Last update
10 February 2011

To be completed by December 2011

This learning portal brings together the results and lessons learned from the IMCORE project. This project was funded under the Interreg IVB programme from 2008 to 2011.

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