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Workshop: Coastal Adaptation to Climate Change: How to Work with Nature?

Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, French Polynesia, French Southern and Antarctic Lands (TAAF), Greenland, New Caledonia, Saba, Saint-Barthelemy, Saint-Pierre-and-Miquelon, Sint Eustatius, Sint Maarten, Wallis and Futuna

OCTA worked together with the Conservatoire du littoral – the leading partner in organizing the event, as well as with the Ocean & Climate Platform, Eurosite, the Sea, Rivers, Islands and Coastal Areas Intergroup of the European Parliament(SEARICA), and the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) to host an event on adaptation of coastal areas to climate change. The event took place in  Marseille and Hyères from 15 to 17 June in the framework of the of the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

This event aimed to intensify the cooperation between Coastal Agencies and other coastal stakeholders by developing reflections and strategies on adaptation to climate change.

Based on pre-event consultations, as well as discussions during the event and another series of consultations after, the Conservatoire du littoral will publish a Policy Paper containing recommendations and strategies for the adaptation of coastal areas to climate change. This will take into account OCT-specific input.

For more information, please contact Andrei Moarcas, Environment & Energy Advisor, at andrei@overseas-association.eu.