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Local assessment of vulnerability to climate variability and change

This assessment seeks to strengthen the understanding of impacts of climate variability and change (CVC) on coastal zones in the Mediterranean region. The method consists of assessing the impacts of CVC on different economic sectors and other areas of importance for the study area. In this case, impacts were assessed on a level of the coastal region ŠibenikKnin County in Croatia. The results showed that the sectors that contribute significantly to development of this county – tourism, agriculture, fisheries and aquaculture, and water management – are likely to be affected by CVC. The greatest potential impacts will be on coastal assets, which will affect primary residents, owners of secondary houses and tourism facilities in low-lying coastal zones. Solid ground for resilient future coasts will be possible only by considering long-term CVC impacts in development plans. The results of such assessments feed into national and regional coastal plans, development plans, marine and coastal strategies, strategies for adaptation to climate change, and other strategic documents.

2600: Strategic Partnership for the Mediterranean Large Marine Ecosystem--Regional Component: Implementation of agreed actions for the protection of the environmental resources of the Mediterranean Sea and its coastal areas

23 Apr 2019

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English

Local assessment of vulnerability to climate variability and change.pdf