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Sea-level rise scenarios and coastal risk management

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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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Acknowledgements

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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  1. Global Climate Forum, Adaptation and Social Learning, Neue Promenade 6, Berlin, 10178, Germany

    • Jochen Hinkel
  2. Beijing Normal University, State Key Laboratory of Earth Surface Processes and Resource Ecology, 19 Xinjiekouwai Street, Beijing, 100,875, China

    • Carlo Jaeger
    •  & Shi Peijun
  3. Faculty of Engineering and the Environment, and Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of Southampton, University Road, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK

    • Robert J. Nicholls
  4. Met Office Hadley Centre, Exeter, FitzRoy Road, Exeter, Devon EX1 3PB, UK

    • Jason Lowe
  5. Research Centre for Interdisciplinary Risk and Innovation Studies, University of Stuttgart, Seidenstrasse 36, 70174 Stuttgart, Germany

    • Ortwin Renn

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