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Ecologic Institute hosts side event in Copenhagen on regional adaptation for coastal areas

Ecologic Institute hosts side event in Copenhagen on regional adaptation for coastal areas

The Ecologic Institute will host an international dialogue on regional adaptation actions for coastal areas on 15 December 2009 as a complementary event to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. The aim is to contribute to an intensified exchange of good practice between different coastal regions of the world.

Adaptation to climate change is needed. This is especially true in coastal regions being threatened by sea level rise and increased flooding risks. Industrial nations are called upon to support developing countries in their adaptation efforts. This makes necessary an enhanced exchange of information and experience related to innovative methods of adaptation that are being explored in different regions of the world.

An international panel debate with representatives from different regions and internationally operating institutions, will therefore focus on conditions of and experiences with adaptation projects in coastal areas. Short introductory briefings will present the German Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change and the funding initiative of the German Ministry of Education and Research KLIMZUG – Managing Climate Change in the Regions for the Future. Examples of envisaged practical applications within the KLIMZUG project RADOST - Regional Adaptation Strategies for the German Baltic Sea Coast, which is co-ordinated by the Ecologic Institute, will complement the picture.

The event entitled “Good practices of regional adaptation actions for coastal areas” took place in the Hotel Copenhagen Towers.

The programme [pdf, 124 KB, English] is available for download.

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