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Protecting Coasts and Small Islands

Protecting Coasts and Small Islands

Update: 2021-10-19
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Lis and Marcus find out about some really creative and practical solutions to the climate threats faced by coastal communities and people living on low-lying small islands.
  

Eritai Kateibwi, from the Te Maeu Project, talks about introducing hydroponics to Kiribati so his community can grow food without monthly ‘king’ tides washing away their crops. And world-renowned Danish architect Bjarke Ingels, who specialises in climate-resilient architecture, talks about floating cities and building flood barriers that double as parks, skateboard ramps, and bike storage - drawing on a concept known as ‘hedonistic sustainability.’

 

Find out more about:
- The UN's Global Adaptation Network: unep.org/gan
- Climate adaptation resources and multimedia: bit.ly/2Y8SavL
- Big, Bjarke Ingels Group: big.dk
- Te Maeu: temaeuprojects.org

References:
- Factsheet: People & Oceans: bit.ly/3mnUeZn
- A Practical Guide to Climate-resilient Buildings & Communities: bit.ly/3oDPeCu
- Options for Ecosystem-based Adaptation in Coastal Environments: bit.ly/3DjsJah

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Protecting Coasts and Small Islands

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The UN's Global Adaptation Network