Publication: ‘ACCC Guide on coastal adaptation options for local decision-makers’

acccThe ‘ACCC Guide on coastal adaptation options for local decision-makers’ has been launched, prepared in the framework of the GEF Project “Adaptation to Climate Change, Responding to Coastline change in its human dimensions in West Africa through Integrated Coastal Area Management”.

This innovative project, implemented between 2008-2012, focused on implementing a number of adaptation measures in five countries (Cape Verde, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Mauritania and Senegal) to strengthen the resilience of vulnerable communities to climate change impacts on coastal resources.

The Guide available in English, French and Portuguese, describes a number of technical solutions for coastal adaptation particularly suitable to the West African context. This guide was produced by a multidisciplinary team of African coastal management and climate change experts.  Whether used for building a seawall, creating a marine protected area or observing a period of ‘biological rest’, the guide on adaptation options in coastal areas includes practical experiences in the implementation of structural and non-structural options, and integrated management of natural resources, providing local decision-makers with relevant information.

ACCC is a project funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and implemented by UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission and UNDP. Information related to the project can be found by following the link below : Adaptation to Climate Change in Coastal Zones of West Africa (ACCC)