Coastal Wetlands & Global Climate Change Gulf Coast Wetland Sustainability in a Changing Climate

Robert R. Twilley, Louisiana State University
Created: 11/30/2010 -


This report is one in a series of four case studies of specific climate change impacts in different regions of the country. "Coastal Wetlands & Global climate change Gulf Coast Wetland Sustainability in a Changing Climate" looks at the climate change impacts combined with extensive development in low-lying coastal areas, the building of levees along major rivers such as the Mississippi, the high pollution levels, and extreme weather events, that have impacted the economy, culture, and coastal wetlands, as well as making the region more vulnerable to sea level rise and weather events.

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Regional / Subnational
Sector Addressed
Disaster Risk Management
Land Use Planning
Water Resources
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy
Capacity Building
Conduct vulnerability assessments and studies
Target Climate Changes and Impacts
Infrastructure damage
Sea level rise
Storms or extreme weather events
Southeast & Caribbean