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Introduction

  • Vera KöpselEmail author
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Part of the RaumFragen: Stadt – Region – Landschaft book series (RFSRL)

Abstract

The majority of scholars from the natural and social sciences agree that our planet’s climate is undergoing anthropogenically accelerated change. Rising frequency of extreme weather, droughts, sea level rise as well as tidal and river flooding are altering the physical environments of many locations, and adapting to current and projected impacts of these alterations has made it to the top of most governmental agendas within and beyond Europe. Societal responses to the changing climate take shape in the form of individual action, but also new government policies and adaptation strategies addressing a multitude of societal issues from the local to the international level (CEC 2007, EEA 2013, IPCC 2013, Uk Climate Impacts Programme 2015).

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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Marine Ecosystem and Fishery ScienceUniversity of HamburgHamburgGermany

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