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Coastal erosion in the Comoros QDD 61 VA

Coastal erosion and marine flooding today pose a major challenge for the Comoros and are likely to increase in the future. To cope with this, the local population mainly favors “hard” adaptation by stabilizing the coast, in particular through seawalls. However, this approach appears to be rather ineffective and sometimes proves to be maladaptive. What accounts for this preference? What would be the alternatives? To answer these questions, a sociological study has been conducted, focusing on the perceptions of local stakeholders.

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Carola Klöck, Sciences Po Paris
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