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On 15 June 2023, the Policy Learning Platform is hosting the first episode of the climate adaptation webinar series. Join us for the first session on coastal restoration from 14:00 to 15:30 CEST.
Deltas form at the mouths of rivers, where they deposit sediment and merge with another body of water such as the sea. They are biodiversity hotspots, host diverse ecosystems and act as natural buffers for extreme weather events.
Deltas also filter water that flows downstream, reducing the impact of river pollution. They are particularly vulnerable to climate change and require urgent adaptation measures. Coastal restoration (salt marshes, brackish water) and the restoration of wetlands are increasingly considered a measure for climate adaptation.
The 2022 IPCC report in particular highlighted that the world and Europe have a rapidly closing window to secure a liveable future. The rise in weather and climate extremes has led to some irreversible impacts, as natural and human systems are pushed beyond their ability to adapt. It calls for the implementation of urgent actions for coastal restoration.
Join our webinar to learn from inspiring solutions, good practices, guidance and recommendations backed by real-life examples from deltas and coastal regions from Interreg Europe projects.
What you can expect
- Keynote speech by Joep Verhagen, Global Lead Water and Urban, Global Center on Adaptation, The Netherlands on climate adaptation in deltas
Interreg Europe Good practices
- Presentation by Nil Alvarez Segura from EURECAT on challenges of coastal restoration in the Ebro Delta, Spain (Land Sea)
- Presentation by Massimiliano Costa from Parco Delta del Po on coastal restoration measures in the Po Delta, Italy (Delta Lady)
- Presentation by David Daron from AWN consulting on measuring and mapping eco-systems services in coastal habitats, Ireland (Delta Lady)