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Current adaptation practices: case studies in France, Portugal and Greece


The warming of the climate system is now unequivocal and a strong warming of air temperature as well as an acceleration of sea-level rise is projected in the Mediterranean regions of Europe (IPCC, 2013). At the same time, adaptation measures are being set up to cope with the impacts of those changes on both the environment and the society. To which extent do these adaptation policies actually meet the challenge posed by future climate change? To answer this question, a detailed understanding of the current practices of adaptation is needed, as well as a comprehensive view of how this adaptation is perceived by its main actors. However, such information is lacking at present. Therefore, a literature review has been combined with 47 semi-structured interviews conducted on three coastal sites in France, Portugal and Greece, where different approaches toward risk prevention and adaptation to climate change are in place. In order to identify gaps between the theoretical framework and the practical situation at local scale; the interviewees have been asked with their general knowledge of climate change (present and future changes) and on the existing and desirable adaptation policies / measures.
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hal-01142561 , version 1 (15-04-2015)


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Audrey Baills, Anna Lillebø, Theodora Paramana, Camille Parrod, Silvia Luís, et al.. Current adaptation practices: case studies in France, Portugal and Greece. Our Common Future Under Climate Change : International scientific conference, Jul 2015, Paris, France. ⟨hal-01142561⟩


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