C3 – Coastal cities: Ground zero for resilience and health

C3 - Coastal cities: Ground zero for resilience and health

Located at the interface between land and sea, coastal cities are centers of innovation and economic productivity, concentrating large numbers of people and assets. However, they are where the greatest number of people, very high levels of investment in built infrastructure, and perhaps the most ecological resources are in danger from global climate change. Rising sea levels, increasing storm intensity, and warmer temperatures stress ecosystems upon which millions depend, degrade outdated infrastructure, and upend economic stability.
Climate risks also compound existing pressures. In many cities around the globe, rapid urbanization is outpacing infrastructure development – including housing and waste management. These factors also exacerbate social and health inequities. As climate change impacts continue to grow and in a post-COVID environment, governments, businesses, and international financial institutions need to consider climate risk across social, economic, and environmental issues to design comprehensive solutions and unlock additional financial resources.

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