Future Coastlines

Rising seas, historic storms, and coastal erosion are impacting millions of people every day. This coastal climate crisis is erasing cultural assets, removing families from lands they have called home for generations, threatening billions of dollars in coastal assets, and exposing significant weaknesses in land management policies and norms throughout the world. Many coastlines are no longer stable and require planning that can help transition communities and even entire economies to higher, less vulnerable ground. There is no blueprint for these unprecedented challenges. ICP works holistically to help co-design and implement just coastal retreat strategies that transform our present crisis into a peaceful future.