Coastal zones throughout the world have historically been among the most heavily exploited areas because of their rich resources. In coastal countries today more than half of the population lives in coastal areas, and migration from inland areas to the coast is increasing. Climate change has posed new threats to many of the coastal areas with rises in sea-level and the increasing intensity and frequency of coastal hazards. In many countries, coastal areas are narrow strips, located between mountain and sea areas, which are becoming overcrowded, and therefore increasingly vulnerable. Also, hazards caused by climate change are showing an increasing trend, and therefore the cumulative risk in the coastal areas is getting higher.
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