Adaptation to sea level rise: Calculating costs and benefits for the case study Kalundborg, Denmark

Rising sea levels are expected to cause an increased risk of coastal flooding in many regions and adaptation to these threats is necessary to avoid considerable losses. Yet, such measures will typically only be implemented if they are economically efficient, that is, if the benefits in terms of avoided damages exceed the implementation costs. By employing extreme value theory we perform a cost-benefit analysis for a specific protection measure in a case study region in Kalundborg (Denmark) and calculate the amortisation times for several sea level scenarios and discount rates.

Adaptation Inspiration Book: 22 implemented cases of local climate change adaptation to inspire European citizens

To show the progress in Europe on adaptation to climate change and to showcase inspirational and daring adaptation projects ERANET CIRCLE-2 works on a bold and visual inspiration book with good practices of implementation of adaptation strategies and projects in Europe. While most people may have a rough comprehension of climate change, the phrase adaptation often invites only raised eyebrows. What is adaptation? How do you define it and what does it look like?

Assessing sea level rise costs and adaptation benefits under uncertainty in Greece.

Although sea-level rise (SLR) is not the only driver of coastal change, it is expected to radically alter the living conditions and prosperity of coastal communities in the decades to come. The economic assessment of sea level rise impacts and of coastal adaptation measures proves to be rather demanding due to the fact that these are complex phenomena, affected by both global conditions and local parameters.

Cities and flooding. A guide to integrated urban flood risk management for the 21st Century

The guide serves as a primer for decision and policy makers, technical specialists, central, regional and local government officials, and concerned stakeholders in the community sector, civil society and non-governmental organizations, and the private sector. The Guide embodies the state-of-the art on integrated urban flood risk management. The Guide starts with a summary for policy makers which outlines and describes the key areas which policy makers need to be knowledgeable about to create policy directions and an integrated strategic approach for urban flood risk management.

Exchange of experiences and comparative analysis of Integrated Coastal Management (OURCOAST)

The Ourcoast-Database includes case studies that reflect successful examples of Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) approach and tools applied throughout the European Member States. For the case studies, the following questions have been applied: where, why, how and involving whom has the ICZM approach or tools been applied, but also what were their main results and which were the main successful and failure factors affecting the implementation.

Climate change and coastal flooding in Metro Boston: impacts and adaptation strategies

Sea level rise (SLR) due to climate change will increase storm surge height along the 825 km long coastline of Metro Boston, USA. Land at risk consists of urban waterfront with piers and armoring, residential areas with and without seawalls and revetments, and undeveloped land with either rock coasts or gently sloping beachfront and low-lying coastal marshes. Risk-based analysis shows that the cumulative 100 year economic impacts on developed areas from increased storm surge flooding depend heavily upon the adaptation response, location, and estimated sea level rise.

Investment and financial flows relevant to the development of an effective and appropriate international response to Climate Change.

This technical background paper reviews and analyses existing and projected investment flows and financing relevant to the development of an effective and appropriate international response to climate change, with particular focus on the needs of developing countries. It provides an assessment of the investment and financial flows that will be necessary in 2030 to meet worldwide requirements for mitigating and adapting to climate change under different scenarios of social and economic development, especially as they impact the well-being of developing countries

The value of disappearing beaches: A hedonic pricing model with endogenous beach width

Beach nourishment is a policy used to rebuild eroding beaches with sand dredged from other locations. Previous studies indicate that beach width positively affects coastal property values, but these studies ignore the dynamic features of beaches and the feedback that nourishment has on shoreline retreat. We correct for the resulting attenuation and endogeneity bias in a hedonic property value model by instrumenting for beach width using spatially varying coastal geological features.

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