SEI Contact:

Amanda Fencl

Vulnerability to Climate Change in the Abu Dhabi Emirate

SEI is conducting a vulnerability assessment of coastal zones, water resources, and dry-land ecosystems in the Abu Dhabi Emirate.

Results are being introduced into policy discussions for adaptive management strategies. The figure on the right shows a base projection calculated by SEI of what 3m sea level rise will imply for Abu Dhabi. This could occur as soon as 2050 depending on glacial melt forecasts.

Relevant publications
Dougherty, W., Fencl, A., Fisher, J., Klein, R., Osman, B., Swartz. C., and Yates, D. (2008). Summary for Policymakers: Climate Change Impacts, Vulnerability, and Adaptation in the United Arab Emirates - Coastal Zones, Water Resources, and Dryland Ecosystems. Prepared for the Environment Agency of Abu Dhabi.

Fisher, J. Osman, B. and Dougherty, W. (2008). Climate Change Impacts, Vulnerability, and Adaptation – Dryland Ecosystems in Abu Dhabi. Prepared for the Environment Agency of Abu Dhabi.

Fencl, A. and Klein, R. (2008). Climate Change Impacts, Vulnerability, and Adaptation – Coastal Zones in the United Arab Emirates. Prepared for the Environment Agency of Abu Dhabi.

Fencl, A., Swartz. C., and Yates, D. (2008). Climate Change Impacts, Vulnerability, and Adaptation – Water Resources in Abu Dhabi. Prepared for the Environment Agency of Abu Dhabi.

SEI contact: Bill Dougherty, Amanda Fencl, Chris Swartz, David Yates, Victoria Clark

Funder: Environment Agency of Abu Dhabi

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