Planning for the Impacts of the Caspian Sea Level Rise and Climate Change in the North of Iran
When faced with the issues of climate change and the Caspian Sea level rise (CSLR), decision-makers are unable to wait for scientific uncertainties to be resolved before taking action. The Caspian Sea level rise predictions are complicated by the complex non-linear nature of the climate system and long-term dependence on human choices. This study analyzes the regulatory and institutional structure surrounding coastal zone management in the Anzali Lagoon District in the north of Iran, in order to identify barriers to and opportunities for the Caspian Sea level rise response.
KeywordsCoastal Zone Management Glacial Isostatic Adjustment Flood Zone Vertical Land Movement Tidal Gate
The authors acknowledge the financial support provided by the Caspian Environment Programme (CEP).
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