Building Sustainable, Resilient and Thriving Rural Places

Climate Change Impacts on Coastal Communities and the Blue Economy in rural regions

Sep 29, 2022 | 12:45 PM - 2:15 PM



Rural coastal communities are on the front lines of climate change. Many are threatened by coastal erosion and increasingly frequent extreme weather events, as well as a higher water table and, saltier aquifers. Communities will need to take steps to manage these risks. The blue economy represents new economic opportunities for coastal communities. This session will discuss policies to mitigate and adapt to climate change and transition to the blue economy to make the most of potential opportunities.

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