CIWEM has produced a report that compiles reflections, or ‘postcards’, from coastal flood and erosion practitioners to offer different geographical and thematic perspectives from Britain’s coast, alongside some international perspectives. CIWEM’s Flood & Coastal Erosion Risk Management specialist panel have analysed these reflections to answer the question ‘How do we realistically adapt to rising sea […]

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Following the ceremonies of the 80th anniversary of the Normandy landings, the President of the French Republic Emmanuel Macron hosted the President of the United States Joseph R. Biden Jr. in Paris for a State visit. The two presidents reaffirmed several joint policies and initiatives, including those on Plastic pollution, Biodiversity and Ocean Protection. An […]

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Consumer Scotland has published a piece of in-depth research exploring consumer views on how the water sector adapts to climate change. Key themes from the public dialogue included a growing alarm at the scale of the challenge and a desire for individual behavioural change to be supported by wider, systemic action by the Scottish Government, […]

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A report titled ‘Fisheries policies adaptation and resilience to climate change and ocean acidification’ was published from the ClimateXChange Secretariat earlier this May. The research authored by BMT through ClimateXChange aimed at informing Scotland’s fisheries policies, specifically focusing on driving adaptation and resilience to climate change and ocean acidification. The research prioritised the development of […]

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A global maritime court has determined that greenhouse gases constitute marine pollution.  The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) said emissions from fossil fuels that are absorbed by the oceans count as marine pollution. What is the ITLOS advisory opinion and what did it say? Client Earth explained the background to the […]

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The UK’s saltmarshes are under threat from climate change, coastal erosion, and sea-level rise, according to a new study led by the University of St Andrews and the University of York. Carbon Accumulation Occupying more than 450km² of the UK coastline, saltmarshes capture and store large quantities of carbon, which makes them one of the […]

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