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“Atlantic Rising: Adapting to climate change in Morocco”


Lynn Morris in The Ecologist

“Morocco’s dilemma is to be particularly vulnerable to climate change, but still desperately courting the type of development that will make it harder to adapt to rising sea levels”

Morocco’s 3,500km of coastline makes it particularly vulnerable to sea level rise.

With most of its economic activity near the coast, no legislation preventing building in the coastal zone and the government reportedly selling coastal land to developers at notional prices, climate change is a real threat.

Small scale farmers increasingly find themselves competing for water with thirsty golf courses and hotel swimming pools, while in other parts of the country flooding causes devastation.

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