AidEx will be taking place in Brussels this year on 17-18th November. In the lead up to the event, we will be running a series of webinar sessions.
The next webinar will be taking place on 31st August 2021. The topic for this webinar is:
The situation at the coast – global studies and new initiatives
The coastline is where the environmental damage being wrought on land affects the seas and oceans; and where the damage to the seas comes back to haunt those on the land. Coastlines conjure up images of pristine beaches and holidays for some, but for many of the world’s poorest communities they provide essential and sustaining food and resources.
Coastal habitats, such as estuaries, salt marshes, mangroves, coral reefs and seagrass meadows, comprise some of the world's most productive and ecologically significant ecosystems. Yet they are more at risk to pollution, development and mismanagement than anywhere else.
This webinar will explore the relationship between people and the sea at the point at which they meet – the coast. What are the effects of climate change, urbanisation and exploitation at these locations? How best can people who need the sea use it in a way that doesn’t destroy it? And what work is being done, in and with coastal communities, to help sustain and improve coastal health for the wellbeing of many.To register, click here.