Coastal populations are swelling, which is putting many people and more property in harm’s way. What’s seemingly disregarded is that many of these development choices are doubly risky because they are being built on top of, and degrading, the first lines of protection — the natural defenses. These are the wetlands and reefs that serve as barriers, buffers and breakwaters from rising seas, swell and storm surge. Yet until very recently, it was not possible to put a value or price on that benefit. There is surprising new data which will be discussed in detail during a joint lecture between UNU-EHS and the Center for Development Research (ZEF):
May 4 2018 from 12.30 p.m. to 1.30 p.m.
Center for Development Research (ZEF), Genscherallee 3, 53113 Bonn
Moderated by Dr. Zita Sebesvari, Senior Scientist at UNU-EHS with the guest speakers Dr. Michael Beck and Kerstin Pfliegner.
See the full invitation here.