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Sea walls

Sea walls

  • Hydrodynamic modelling for flood reduction and climate resilient infrastructure development pathways in Jakarta

    Type: 
    Technical Assistance
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    Phase:
    Completed
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    Objective:

    This Technology Transfer Advances Indonesia's

    • Nationally Determined Contribution to reduce risks on all development sectors by 2030 through local capacity strengthening, improved knowledge management, convergent policy on climate change adaptation, and disaster risks reduction, and application of adaptive technologies.  

    Context

  • Sea walls

    Type: 
    Technology
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    Seawalls are hard engineered structures with a primary function to prevent further erosion of the shoreline. They are built parallel to the shore and aim to hold or prevent sliding of the soil, while providing protection from wave action (UNFCCC, 1999). Although their primary function is erosion reduction, they have a secondary function as coastal flood defences.

    The physical form of these structures is highly variable; seawalls can be vertical or sloping and constructed from a wide variety of materials. They may also be referred to as revetments.

  • Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados, S.l.P.

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    Spain
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member

    Gómez-Acebo & Pombo (GA_P) is an Iberian Law Firm located in Spain, USA, UK, Portugal and Belgium. Their legal team is well-versed in areas of private and public law and is fully accustomed to working with experts from other fields, building multidisciplinary teams to offer well tailored solutions. GA_P has provided  legal assessment in developing countries (especially in Latin America) with respect to a wide variety of activities. 

  • Disaster-resilient buildings

    Type: 
    Technology
    Objective:

    The primary objective of flood-proofing is to reduce or avoid the impacts of coastal flooding upon structures. This may include elevating structures above the floodplain, employing designs and building materials which make structures more resilient to flood damage and preventing floodwaters from entering structures in the flood zone, amongst other measures.

    The description of this technology originates from Linham and Nicholls (2010).

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  • Land claim

    Type: 
    Technology
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    Objective:

    The main objective of land claim is neither erosion nor storm reduction. The aim of land claim is instead, to create new land from areas that were previously below high tide. However, if land claim is designed with the potential impacts of climate change in mind, measures can be taken to reduce the exposure of these areas to coastal flooding. For example, in Singapore and Hong Kong, there are enforced minimum reclamation levels to account for future SLR.

  • A guide on adaptation options for local decision-makers: guidance for decision making to cope with costal changes in west Africa

    Type: 
    Publication
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    Approach:

    This guide on adaptation options is aimed at local decision-makers on the coastal regions of west Africa and takes the form of a series of fact sheets, each including methods of implementation, positive and negative case studies and estimated costs. It first reviews what is already known about climate change and coastal erosion, before describing the regions (Mauritania, Senegal, The Gambia, Guinea Bissau and Cape Verde) and their respective challenges, the importance of adaptation and the responsibilities of local decision-makers.

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

    Type: 
    News
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    Cross-sectoral enabler:

    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.

  • Mainstreaming the adaptations and reducing the vulnerability of the poor due to climate change.

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    Publication
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    Many rural poor people in developing countries depend on agriculture and are highly influenced by climatic change. Hence, sustainable livelihood approaches are used at both policy and project level to initiate new poverty reduction activities and modify existing activities to improve livelihood incomes. Practices relevant to climate change adaptation around the world are wideranging and include development of technology, management, infrastructure, livestock, groundwater, and knowledge.

  • Sea walls

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

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