Sea-level rise scenarios and coastal risk management

The IPCC's global mean sea-level rise scenarios do not necessarily provide the right information for coastal decision-making and risk management.

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Figure 1: Illustration of scenarios for GMSL rise discussed in this paper.

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The work presented has been developed through discussions within the Integrated Risk Government Project, a core project of IHDP (Grant agreement no: 2012CB955404) currently in transition to the Future Earth programme, the project RISES (Responses to coastal climate change: Innovative Strategies for high End Scenarios), funded by the European Commission under its 7th Framework Programme (Grant agreement no: 603396), and numerous discussions in the context of developing and presenting the results of the Fifth Assessment Report of the IPCC.

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Hinkel, J., Jaeger, C., Nicholls, R. et al. Sea-level rise scenarios and coastal risk management. Nature Clim Change 5, 188–190 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1038/nclimate2505

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