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Climate change adaptation through afforestation

Description Mediterranean forests are one of the world’s biodiversity “hotspots” that carry multiple values of general benefit (FAO, 2011). Nowadays, they are affected by climate change and Mediterranean forest ecosystems are projected to be

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Climate smart pest management

Description Mass tree mortality caused by a sudden increase in pest population can have extremely detrimental effects on forest ecosystems, which is reflected in biodiversity loss, lost carbon sinks and severe disturbances in ecosystem

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Measure reducing urban runoff

Description Extreme precipitation events are the climatic drivers of urban runoff and urban flooding, and are expected to increase in the future due to climate change. Urban runoff does not only depend on the

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Climate Proofing of building codes

Description The building sector is challenged by a number of climate change impacts, including increase in temperature, higher frequency and magnitude of extreme weather events and sea level rise. Rising temperatures and extended heatwave

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Knowledge sharing and learning platforms

Description Participation in knowledge sharing and learning is now seen as essential to tackle climate change both locally and globally. Adaptation to climate change aims at managing climate risk to an acceptable level, taking

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Adaptive management of natural habitats

Description In terms of habitat creation and maintenance, there has been a decreasing trend at the global level over the last 50 years, based on the extent of suitable habitat and biodiversity intactness (IPBES,

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Coastal setback

Description A coastal setback is a buffer area where certain or all types of development are prohibited or significantly restricted. A setback is usually defined by a specific distance from the shoreline, where the