Direct and indirect impacts of climate change are alarming in the coastal areas of the world, including the Mediterranean coasts. Extreme events (such as marine storms, medicanes, etc.) are likely to increase the coastal risks in the region (e.g., erosion, flooding, and inundation), resulting in a significant socio-economic impact, loss of natural biodiversity and ecosystem services, and damage to cultural heritage along the affected coasts. Therefore, climate-related risk assessment procedures are crucial for the management and sustainable development of coastal areas. The purpose of this paper is to review and analyze the literature on the assessment of both the long- and short- term effects of climate change on coastal Mediterranean areas. It emphasizes methods and techniques to evaluate coastal vulnerability and sea level rise risk. This paper presents an overview of relevant scientific literature on the matter with a focus on approaches used in addressing the issues on climate change, as well as the geographic distribution of papers on the topic, highlighting the main aspects addressed in different Mediterranean countries.

A Literature Review of Climate-Related Coastal Risks in the Mediterranean, a Climate Change Hotspot / Sarkar, Nabanita; Rizzo, Angela; Vandelli, Vittoria; Soldati, Mauro. - In: SUSTAINABILITY. - ISSN 2071-1050. - 14:23(2022), pp. 1-13. [10.3390/su142315994]

A Literature Review of Climate-Related Coastal Risks in the Mediterranean, a Climate Change Hotspot

Vandelli, Vittoria
;
Soldati, Mauro
Supervision
2022-01-01

Abstract

Direct and indirect impacts of climate change are alarming in the coastal areas of the world, including the Mediterranean coasts. Extreme events (such as marine storms, medicanes, etc.) are likely to increase the coastal risks in the region (e.g., erosion, flooding, and inundation), resulting in a significant socio-economic impact, loss of natural biodiversity and ecosystem services, and damage to cultural heritage along the affected coasts. Therefore, climate-related risk assessment procedures are crucial for the management and sustainable development of coastal areas. The purpose of this paper is to review and analyze the literature on the assessment of both the long- and short- term effects of climate change on coastal Mediterranean areas. It emphasizes methods and techniques to evaluate coastal vulnerability and sea level rise risk. This paper presents an overview of relevant scientific literature on the matter with a focus on approaches used in addressing the issues on climate change, as well as the geographic distribution of papers on the topic, highlighting the main aspects addressed in different Mediterranean countries.
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A Literature Review of Climate-Related Coastal Risks in the Mediterranean, a Climate Change Hotspot / Sarkar, Nabanita; Rizzo, Angela; Vandelli, Vittoria; Soldati, Mauro. - In: SUSTAINABILITY. - ISSN 2071-1050. - 14:23(2022), pp. 1-13. [10.3390/su142315994]
Sarkar, Nabanita; Rizzo, Angela; Vandelli, Vittoria; Soldati, Mauro
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