New comprehensive Guidelines for Measuring and Valuing the Coastal Protection Services of Mangroves and Coral Reefs make clear that Mangroves and coral reefs provide significant coastal protection benefits.
WAVES and a team of cross-sector researchers led by The Nature Conservancy released a new report to more effectively value nature-based solutions for reducing coastal risks.
Living shorelines or natural infrastructure can help lessen storm surge and flooding while also providing habitat, water filtration and beautiful places to enjoy.
In a changing climate, over 7 million people and $1 billion in GDP are at risk due to the loss of mangroves, according to a new World Bank working paper.
As a result of the agreement reached at COP21, financial infrastructures to address climate change are being created, and encourage trillions of dollars of investment for adaptation to climate change. In the Caribbean, projects are focusing on stabilizing shorelines, reducing flooding, improving public access and protecting the resilience of coastal and marine ecosystems and the valuable services they provide.