ABSTRACT

Monteiro, R. and Ferreira, J.C., 2020. Green infrastructure planning as a climate change and risk adaptation tool in coastal urban areas. In: Malvárez, G. and Navas, F. (eds.), Global Coastal Issues of 2020. Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue No. 95, pp. 889–893. Coconut Creek (Florida), ISSN 0749-0208.

The green infrastructure of Setúbal is an environmental and land management planning tool that recognizes the territorial ecological systems and guides in a sustainable way the occupation and transformation of the territory, and it was developed based on three main elements – georeferenced-based information, a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the territory, and technical meetings. The green infrastructure of Setúbal covers about 90% of the municipality – including urban areas –, 30% more than the land covered by other protected areas restrictions owned by the municipality – Arrábida Natural Park, Natural Reserve of Sado Estuary and Natura 2000 Network. As a climate change adaptation tool, this instrument promotes the development of measures that encourages citizens to adopt actions that contribute to the municipality's resilience.

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