Lessons learnt and best practices of managing coastal risk from local communities’ perspectives.
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Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission
Iglesias-Campos, Alejandro I
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The objective here is to present how various hazards affecting coastal areas impact the local communities in selected countries, and how these matters are being managed by national, regional and local governmental institutions. This analysis was conducted for nine countries, namely Bangladesh, Costa Rica, Gabon, Ghana, Lebanon, Myanmar, Senegal, Uruguay and Venezuela. The information is organised in nine national chapters with a similar structure: first, a general presentation of the country and its coastal zone; secondly, an overview of the main natural hazards affecting their coasts; then, the management of such hazards is described at national and local level; this is followed by a description of concrete adaptation measures; and, to conclude, some final remarks to reinforce key ideas or set guidelines for future governance in the country. From the perspective of the local communities, this publication also intends to present lessons learnt and good practices emergi.....
Series;NrIOC Technical Series;159
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)14.2
Essential Ocean Variables (EOV)N/A
CitationUNESCO-IOC (2021) Lessons learnt and best practices of managing coastal risk from local communities’ perspectives. Paris, France, UNESCO, 250pp. (IOC Technical Series 159). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25607/OBP-1727
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