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North Africa Coastal Cities Address Natural Disasters and Climate Change

AIR ASPECTS OF DISASTER RESPONSE AVERAGE RAINFALL BASINS BEACH BEACHES CIVIL DEFENSE CLIMATE CLIMATE CHANGE CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS CLIMATE CHANGE PROJECTIONS CLIMATE CHANGE SCENARIOS CLIMATE PROJECTIONS CLIMATE-CHANGE CLIMATE-RELATED RISKS CLIMATE-RELATED VULNERABILITIES CLIMATIC SHIFTS COAST COASTAL AREAS COASTAL EROSION COASTAL ZONE COASTAL ZONE MANAGEMENT COASTAL ZONES CONSERVATION CONSTRUCTION DAMAGES DECREASE IN RAINFALL DIKES DISASTER DISASTER PREPAREDNESS DISASTER PREVENTION DISASTER RESPONSE DISASTER RISK DISASTER RISK REDUCTION DISASTER RISKS DISCHARGE DRAINAGE DRAINAGE BASINS DRAINAGE FACILITIES DRAINAGE SYSTEMS DRY SUMMERS EARLY WARNING EARLY WARNING SYSTEMS EARTHQUAKE EARTHQUAKES EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT EMERGENCY RESPONSE EPHEMERAL STREAMS EXTREME EPISODES EXTREME PRECIPITATION EXTREME PRECIPITATION EVENTS EXTREME RAINFALL EXTREME RAINFALL EVENTS EXTREME WEATHER EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS FLOOD FLOOD LEVELS FLOOD PROTECTION FLOODING FLOODPRONE AREAS FLOODS FUTURE CLIMATE SCENARIOS GLOBAL CLIMATE GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE HEAT WAVES HEAVY RAINFALL HEAVY RAINS HOUSING IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE INFORMATION SYSTEMS INTERGOVERNMENTAL PANEL ON CLIMATE CHANGE INTERNATIONAL PANEL ON CLIMATE CHANGE LAKES LAND SUBSIDENCE LAND USE LANDSLIDES LOCAL IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE METEOROLOGICAL DATA METEOROLOGY MITIGATION NATIONAL SCALE NATURAL CATASTROPHES NATURAL DISASTER NATURAL DISASTERS NATURAL HAZARDS PLANNING PROCESS PRECIPITATION PRECIPITATION EVENTS PREVENTIVE ACTIONS PUBLIC HEALTH RAIN RAINFALL EVENTS RAINWATER RECONSTRUCTION RESIDENTIAL AREAS RISK ASSESSMENT RIVER RUNOFF RUNOFF VOLUMES SAND SAND BEACHES SATELLITE IMAGES SAVINGS SEA DEFENCES SEA LEVEL RISE SEA-LEVEL SEA-LEVEL RISE SHORE SLUM SLUMS SOILS STORM STORM SURGES STORMS TEMPERATURE TEMPERATURE CHANGES TEMPERATURES TSUNAMI TSUNAMIS URBAN STRUCTURES WARMER TEMPERATURES WEATHER EXTREMES WETLANDS WINDS
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Washington, DC
Africa | North Africa
2014-06-20T20:27:06Z | 2014-06-20T20:27:06Z | 2011-06

North Africa's coastal cities, long benefitting from their ready access to commerce and culture, also face distinct vulnerabilities due to their location. Natural hazards and extreme weather patterns impose risks on coastal areas that inland areas seldom encounter. North Africa's increasingly populous cities face tangible risks today, but these will be amplified as the impacts of global climate change further manifest themselves over the decades to come. The study, 'climate change adaptation and natural disasters preparedness in the coastal cities of North Africa,' analyzed the exposure of all four locations to natural disasters, such as floods and storm surges, earthquakes and tsunamis, as well as to the increasingly frequent weather extremes associated with climate change. The project, which has taken place from June 2009 to June 2011, has provided tools for evaluating the risks, costing out potential losses, and moving toward specific reforms and investments designed to adapt the cities to a changing climate and increase their resilience to natural hazards.

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