Approximately 40% of the world’s population live and work in coastal areas and according to forecasts, this could increase to 70% within the next 50 years. Currently, 15 megacities (cities with a population greater than 10 million inhabitants) are located on the coast. Coastal cities are facing increasing problems due to rising global temperatures and higher risks from increasingly costly flooding as sea levels rise. For most coastal cities, the current defenses against storm surges and flooding will not be enough to prepare for the rising sea levels accompanying climate change. A new breed of research and innovation is needed to inform policymakers.
Increasing sea level by 1.7mm/year changes the shape of coastlines and contributes to coastal erosion, leading to flooding and more underground salt-water intrusion. Increasing sea levels affect a significant number of people across the globe. For example, in Europe, one-third of the EU population lives within 50km of the coast, with a GDP generated by this population accounting for over 30% of the total EU GDP. The challenges of climate change need to be addressed through integrated approaches for management, long-term perspective analysis, and coherence between planning and management. Thus, carrying out research, collecting data, and forecasting are all essential to better manage the impacts of climate change, where adaptation measures must be implemented through adaptive governance approaches. We are looking for innovative research approaches and methodologies; analysis and implementation tools, such as utilizing artificial intelligence, machine learning, and natural language processing; as well as processes for stakeholders engagement, and case studies.
This Research Topic aims to publish review articles, data reports, opinions, case reports, empirical studies, new methods and original research on:
• Coastal management techniques, methodologies, and practices • Governance and planning policies, and sustainability implications for coastal cities • The complexity of vulnerabilities, adaptation responses, risk reduction, and resilience • Scenarios analysis • Stakeholder engagement studies • Application of machine learning and artificial intelligence • Metrics and indicators, tools for mapping, and datasets
Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.
February TBD Global COVID Summit 3,5,10,15 consultations of the sub-committee of the CPR on the draft resolutions for UNEA 5.2 information will be here as it becomes available 16-18 informal meeting on consideration of a draft political declaration 19 Munich Security Conference 21-25 resumed 5 th Open ended CPR - Preparation of draft decisions and outcomes for UNEA-5 27 Joint meeting of the Bureau of UNEA and CPR – preparations for UNEA 5..2 28 – 2 March 2022, United Nations Environmental Assembly 5.2 March March IPCC working group report: AR6 Climate Change 2022: Mitigation of Climate Change , 03-04: UNEP+50 03-05 UN Economic Commission for Africa HLPF preparatory meeting 08-10 UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) HLPF preparatory meeting 15-17 UN Economic Commission for West Asia (ESCWA) HLPF preparatory meeting 28-31 UN Economic Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) HLPF preparatory meeting 23-28 Commission on the St
Name of pavilion Contact email Link to pavilion schedule #Atoms4Climate B.Carpinelli@iaea.org https://www.iaea.org/topics/climate-change/the-iaea-and- cop/cop27 Adaptation Fund mpueschel@adaptatio n-fund.org https://www.adaptation-fund.org/cop27/ Africa Pavilion email@example.com https://www.afdb.org/en/cop27 Australia Australiacop27pavilion @industry.gov.au www.dcceew.gov.au/cop27aus Bellona Pavilion firstname.lastname@example.org https://bellona.org/news/climate-change/international-climate- conferences/2022-10-bel
2021 was a good year I had two books out. T he first was an edited volume from the Friends of Governance for Sustainable Development and came out in March G overnance for Sustainable Development Volume 5: Implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Governance Challenges . It has produced to share widely the papers that were presented at the workshops for member States to discuss. The Group recognizes that there is an inextricable link between good governance and sustainable development and that, as the 2030 Agenda is implemented, governance challenges will need discussion and action at all levels and by all institutions. In 2020, the Group of Friends convened UN officials, experts, and representatives from government at four participatory workshops on relevant governance issues. The workshops were organized in partnership with UN-DESA Office of Intergovernmental Support and Coordination for Sustainable Development focusing on advancing the 2030 Agenda into the HLPF’s