t has been generally accepted for more than a quarter of a century that climate change is taking place. In recent years the institutions involved have become increasingly concerned with drawing up plans for adapting to this phenomenon. Characterised by a bottom-up approach, local communities and public bodies have been basing their adaptation agendas on the estimates that have been put forward by the scientific community with respect to climate change scenarios in the year 2050 or 2100. As port cities lie in coastal areas, deltas and estuaries, they are also affected by the numerous effects of climate change.In the case of Lisbon, the research project “Urbanised Estuaries and Deltas”, financed by the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (Science and Technology Trust), is given over to testing out scenarios involving the territorial impact of climate change and potential responses scenarios where adaptation is concerned.
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2012|