A Global Network for Coastal Resilience
Disaster risk reduction and nature-based solutions to coastal hazards and climate change
Coastal Resilience is an approach which includes planning frameworks and tools that support decisions to reduce the ecological and socio-economic risks of coastal hazards. The approach includes 4 critical elements:
Assess Risk and Vulnerability to coastal hazards
Identify Solutions using built and nature-based infrastructure
Take Action to implement adaptation solutions
Measure Effectiveness of reducing risk
The Nature Conservancy and partners including the Natural Capital Project, NOAA, USGS, University of Southern Mississippi, United Nations University, and the Association of State Floodplain Managers are advancing a global network for Coastal Resilience to support adaptation planning and post-storm redevelopment decisions. The network includes a local to global decision support tool for examining social, economic, and ecological priorities alongside data on coastal hazards.