Bitou, Knysna, George, Mossel Bay, and Hessequa local municipalities, Eden District municipality, South Africa

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Coastal vulnerability to climate change: A comparative study of cases in the UK, France, and South Africa

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This case represents the collaborative effort of an international team focused on studying how coastal regions may respond to climate change as part of the Multi-Scale Adaptations to Climate Change and Social-Ecological Sustainability in Coastal Areas (MAGIC) research project funded by a Belmont grant.  The study involved three sites: Cornwall, England; Languedoc-Roussillon, France; and Eden District, South Africa.  The three study sites were selected based on their history of rapidly...
09 Aug 2016

Coastal vulnerability to climate change in Eden District municipality, Western Cape province, South Africa

Case
The local municipalities of Bitou, Knysna, George, Mossel Bay, and Hessequa are situated in the Garden Route along the south coast of South Africa in the Eden District municipality, Western Cape province. The study area encompasses human developments along the coastline that stretch from the mouth of the Bloukrans River in the east to the Breede Estuary (Witsand) in the west, and inland to the foot of the Cape Fold Mountains.  The Eden District action arena is characterized by (1) a poorly...
09 Aug 2016