Living shorelines on Tropical Islands: Creating and maintaining healthy coastal systems and improving community resilience in the face of climate change
SAGE to partner with the Hawaii Shore & Beach Preservation Association to host workshop at the IUCN World Conservation Congress
“Living Shorelines” integrate habitat restoration techniques, coastal engineering, and conservation to mitigate coastal hazards through the incorporation of natural elements. Effectively implemented, they create ecologically robust coastal environments that also serve as dynamic buffer zones, absorbing wave action and storm surge and reducing impacts to coastal infrastructure. Living Shorelines have been used effectively in the US along the eastern, western and gulf coasts as an effective alternative to traditional shoreline armoring. However, in tropical island settings living shorelines will look and function differently to address unique physical, social and economic implications to shoreline communities in the face of climate change..." For the entire presentation description click here.
Conference of the Parties
Twenty -first session
Paris, 30 November to 11 December 2015
Agenda item 4 (b)
Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (decision 1/CP.17)
Adoption of a protocol, another legal instrument, or an
agreed outcome with legal force under the Convention
applicable to all Parties
ADOPTION OF THE PARIS AGREEMENT
The short of it is this - world leaders have agreed to break through the 2 degree target and pursue a 1.5 degree target.
Ahead of the climate talks in Paris, researchers stress the importance of psychological research. Studies indicate countries could walk away from a deal even if it is in their best effort to agree.
You are invited to participate in ECSA’s next major symposium, ECSA 56 – Coastal systems in transition: From a ‘natural’ to an ‘anthropogenically modified’ state, which will take place from the 4-7 September 2016 in Bremen, Germany.
Submit your abstract Oral and poster abstracts are invited on the following conference topics and should be submitted using the online submission system
1. Changing physical settings and processes
Invited speakers will be announced soon, please register for news updates to be kept informed of new developments.
For the complete meeting details including sponsorship opportunities visit www.estuarinecoastalconference.com