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European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency
News article22 November 2022European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency

When will a 2-meter rise in sea level occur, and how might we adapt?

A 2-metre rise in sea level is almost inevitable. The uncertainty is on the timing.

When will a 2meter rise in sea level occurr

Exceeding two meters of sea-level rise will fundamentally change European coastal zones.
In a joint policy brief, the EU-funded H2020 projects PROTECT, CoCliCo and SCORE identify actions that are urgently needed to limit losses and damages as coastal adaptation is an ongoing process that involves short-term actions, long-term planning and strategic thinking.

The policy brief was presented at the 7 November at the COP 27 session "IPCC Projections & Planning for Extreme Sea Level Rise Risk" at the Cryosphere Pavilion

Read the Policy Brief