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Achieving Resilience with nature-Based Solutions, with lessons from New York City post-Sandy. A debate organized by The Nature Conservancy in Collaboration with the Government of Norway.
The world’s coastal zones are changing rapidly from climate change, population growth and coastal development. The combination of these factors is dramatically increasing the risk of catastrophic damage to coastal communities. In 2012 alone, 11 events caused over $60B in damages. Over the next 100 years, floods are expected to increase fourfold. After Hurricane Sandy, The Nature Conservancy committed to help New York build back smarter and use nature—wetlands, forests, dunes, mussel beds, oyster reefs and parks—to help protect us from the impacts of climate change.