Title: Adapting to rising coastal flood risk in the EU under climate change
Authors: VOUSDOUKAS MICHAILMENTASCHI LORENZOMONGELLI IGNAZIOCISCAR MARTINEZ JUAN CARLOSHINKEL JOCHENWARD PHILIPGOSLING SIMONFEYEN LUC
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2020
JRC N°: JRC118512
ISBN: 978-92-76-12990-5 (online)
ISSN: 1831-9424 (online)
Other Identifiers: EUR 29969 EN
OP KJ-NA-29969-EN-N (online)
URI: https://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC118512
DOI: 10.2760/456870
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: Around one third of the EU population lives within 50 km of the coast. Extreme sea levels in Europe could rise by as much as one meter or more by the end of this century. Without mitigation and adaptation measures, annual damages from coastal flooding in the EU-28 could increase sharply from €1.4 billion nowadays to almost €240 billion by 2100. Around 95% of these impacts could be avoided through moderate mitigation and by raising dykes where human settlements and economically important areas exist along the coastline. The extent to which adaptation can lessen the effects of coastal flooding and at what cost is sensitive to the investment strategy adopted.
JRC Directorate:Space, Security and Migration

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