SDG 13: Climate Action

8 ways the world is adapting to rising sea levels

Sea wall in La Caleta, Spain.

As many as 410 million people could be vulnerable to rising sea levels by the end of the century. Image: Unsplash/Bastian Pudill

Kate Whiting
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Sea level rise since 1993.
Sea levels have risen 10cm since 1993. Image: NASA, Statista

Volunteers, Patrick Chevalier, 69, a retired economist, and Gilbert Bassene, 37, a primary school teacher, fix a wooden spike to construct a Maltais-Savard Ears System used to hold back sediments and counter the erosion of the shoreline during low tide in Diogue island, Senegal July 14, 2022.
Volunteers construct a system designed to counter the erosion of the shoreline during low tide in Diogue island. Image: REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Projected impact of climate change on New Zealand.
Rising sea levels are just one of the climate change risks facing New Zealand. Image: New Zealand Government

Barrier: type section and construction elements
The Mose mobile barrier in Venice, with yellow fins that can be raised against tides. Image: MOSE
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