oa CSIR Science Scope - Building the resilience of vulnerable coastal areas against climate change impacts : adapting the way we live - human settlements
|Article Title||Building the resilience of vulnerable coastal areas against climate change impacts : adapting the way we live - human settlements|
|© Publisher:||Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)|
|Journal||CSIR Science Scope|
|Publication Date||Nov 2011|
|Pages||54 - 55|
Southern African states have very little adaptive capacity and their ability to halt coastal impacts on a large scale is virtually non-existent. Simple adaptation practices, implemented sooner rather than later, can reduce the potential impact by factor 10 to 100, and at a fraction of the cost compared to damage avoided.
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