Climate Change Adaptation for the Sea and Coasts of Antalya
Climate change is expected to have detrimental impacts to the marine environment and coastal communities already under stress due to human activity and pollution. To assess the risks and develop strategies to adopt, TUDAV launched a new Project focusing on the impacts of climate change on the marine environment in Antalya. The “Climate Change Adaptation for the Sea and Coasts of Antalya” Project will be implemented together with Antalya Metropolitan Municipality (as lead organization) and is financed by the European Union and Republic of Turkey (within the framework of Capacity Building in the Field of Climate Change in Turkey Grant Scheme).
Why focus on Antalya? Antalya is the largest area in Turkey along the Mediterranean coast contributing significantly to the national economy. The Mediterranean basin is one of the world’s most vulnerable areas to the impacts of climate change in which coastal areas of the region are specifically vulnerable to climate change. European cities along the Mediterranean are increasingly aware of the impacts of climate change and are undertaking adaptation measures so as to manage the risks. It is of utmost importance that cities in Turkey initiate discussions on the issue.