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Valuing welfare impacts of climate change in coastal areas: a French case study

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Beach protection has become a major issue in reducing coastal risks (erosion and flooding). It is thus advisable to study residents' preferences for mitigation strategies. Willingness-to-pay (WTP) by permanent and secondary residents for flood protection provided to properties by Languedoc-Roussillon beaches (French Mediterranean coast) is investigated by a contingent valuation study. Results show that WTP is more influenced by risk perception variables than by socio-economic ones. The WTP is then extrapolated on the basis of different adaptation strategies (laissez-faire, managed retreat, denial etc.) which provided information about expected damage associated with sea level rise at the 2100 time horizon.
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hal-00946773 , version 1 (14-02-2014)

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Bénédicte Rulleau, Hélène Rey-Valette, Cécile Hérivaux. Valuing welfare impacts of climate change in coastal areas: a French case study. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 2014, 58 (3), 13 p. ⟨10.1080/09640568.2013.862492⟩. ⟨hal-00946773⟩
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