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Coastal zoning

Coastal zoning

  • CTCN/UNIDO Seeks Proposals for Development of Coastal Management Tools in Uruguay

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    The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is seeking a member of the CTCN Network to provide technical services related to development of technological tools to evaluate the impacts of, and vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in Uruguay’s coastal zone.

    Recent regional studies conducted for Latin America and the Caribbean demonstrate that the incidence of extreme sea levels increased with a greater magnitude and frequency being noted in the coastal areas of the Caribbean and Río de la Plata.

  • UN Environment app helps coastal communities adapt to climate change

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    UN Environment has launched a web app and infographic to support people living and working on coasts in making decisions on how to adapt to a changing climate.

    Rising populations and climate change are increasing sea level, storm intensity and rainfall. The Coastal Hazard Wheel can be used to consider how different coastal societies should respond.

    The web app opens up access to scientific background material and coastal classification data, in order to aid decision-making and standardise its communication worldwide.

  • Zoning and land development limitations

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    Description

    Zoning and land development limitation is a management based adaptation approach that aims to minimize flood impacts on people and infrastructure. This approach divides urban areas into zones with varying degrees of development restrictions depending on flood-risk level. Construction or reconstruction is often prohibited in high-risk areas, for example floodplains, while in other areas

  • CETEC SL 

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    Spain
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    CETEC is an international consultancy firm with more than 38 years of experience. CETEC is a company specialised in technical assistance, design and engineering solutions in infrastructure, water, energy and coastal projects. CETEC has presence in Spain and Ecuador

  • Coastal setbacks

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    To access the full technology description, please refer to the Document link above

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    Coastal setbacks are a prescribed distance to a coastal feature, such as a line of permanent vegetation, within which all or certain types of development are prohibited (Cambers 1998). A setback may dictate a minimum distance from the shoreline for new buildings or infrastructure facilities, or may require a minimum elevation above sea level for development. Elevation setbacks are used to adapt to coastal flooding, while lateral setbacks address coastal erosion.

  • Coastal zoning

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    To access the full technology description, please refer to the Document link above

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    Coastal zoning is the division of coastal areas into zones that can be assigned different purposes and user restrictions. It allows multiple users to benefit from a coastal area under a broader sustainable management strategy. Coastal zoning schemes can constitute the regulatory and planning framework for other management options.

  • Sea & River Technology

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    South Korea
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    Network Member

    Sea & River Technology (S&R) has participated in development projects of major harbours, ports and designing measures for coastal erosion areas in Korea such as coastal defense facilities. S&R has taken part in different overseas projects related to ports and coastal power plants.

  • 13% of CTCN Technical Assistance Requests - from South-East Asia

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    The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) National Designated Entity (NDE) for Thailand, Mr. Surachai Sathitkunarat, organized a national meeting of stakeholders to raise awareness of opportunities to utilise the services of the UN’s global network for climate technology solutions - the CTCN.

  • Study: The Role of Technical Assistance in Mobilizing Climate Finance – Insights From GIZ Programs

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    CTCN Consortium Partner Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)  together with Climate Policy Initiative prepared the study on the role of technical assistance and how such assistance may help mobilize investment for climate change.

    The document can be downloaded here:

    http://climatepolicyinitiative.org/publication/the-role-of-technical-as…