Talk of the Week: Coastal management at a time of climate change

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      A paper published in a recent issue of the Review of Environmental Economics and Policy cites the need for a “more purposeful geoengineering of coastlines”.

      According to Sathya Gopalakrishnan and coauthors, this approach “creates opportunities for mitigating climate-related damages” and maximizes economic gains.

      Gopalakrishnan is an associate professor in the department of agricultural, environmental, and development economics at Ohio State University.

      A visiting research scholar at UBC’s Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, Gopalakrishnan will deliver a talk on the dynamics of coastal management.

      This comes at a time when impacts of climate change, like rising seas and ocean acidification, are adding to the transformation of the coastal environment brought by nature and humans.

      The talk will be held in the institute’s seminar room (6331 Crescent Road) on November 27 starting at 3 p.m.