Journal of Coastal Conservation

, Volume 4, Issue 2, pp 161–168 | Cite as

Economic aspects of global change impacts and response strategies in the coastal zone of The Netherlands

  • Bergh Jeroen van den 
  • Nijkamp Peter 
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Economic aspects of possible land use strategies and protection measures in coastal zones as a response to global environmental change are examined. First, some key elements are mentioned that are of critical importance for water and land management in coastal zones. Next, various socio-economic repercussions are discussed. In this context, research needs will be addressed. Subsequently, these issues are considered for the case of The Netherlands. It is concluded that integrated modelling and analysis is just starting and needs to receive more attention in order to study long run economic costs, benefits and changes in coastal zones.


Cost-benefit analysis Economic valuation Integrated modelling and assessment Environmental economics Resource economics 



Integrated Coastal Zone Management


Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bergh Jeroen van den 
    • 1
  • Nijkamp Peter 
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Spatial EconomicsVrije UniversiteitAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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