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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 

 "Take 20 minutes to have a look at the materials on the site so that you can start to understand what is involved and how important it might be for your coast. As one practitioner to another I can assure you that this will be time well spent".

Graham Lymbery

nextTailor your adaptation process to your local context

Could you clearly express to others why and how you will develop your strategy?

What are the expected results?

Are you realistic in terms of what can be achieved given your local constraints and opportunities?

A few of the IMCORE partners realized they had started their adaptation process without a clear idea of where it would lead them. And this is precisely what stakeholders want to know when they are deciding if they want to engage or not with the process (Where will the adaptation strategy fit in? What will happen after the project? Why does it matter?)

An adaptation strategy can help you "pick your fights" for adaptation measures, as one of the IMCORE partners explained "We keep changing the coast to protect our activities but we are reluctant to make changes in the way we do things to adapt to a changing environment"

But before you start your process you need to run a "reality check" on your plans. Who will it be useful for? What are the chances of implementation? What do policy makers really need?

IMCORE partners have stressed the importance of mainstreaming adaptation actions into existing policy or "coastifying" existing adaptation strategies.

Reconsider if an adaptation strategy is the best way to go. In some of our case studies it was felt that guidance, studies or decision making tools were more appropriate.

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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