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UN discusses floating cities as a solution to coastal habitat issues

by Futures Centre, Apr 9
1 minute read

The United Nations met to discuss the possibility of floating cities as a possible solution to problems facing coastal cities. The rising population, increased flooding and extreme weather due to climate change, and sea level rise put coastal populations at risk. This risk is likely to worsen with climate breakdown


The UN-Habitat programme group discussed the idea of ‘satellite cities’ where coastal urbanization is hitting its limits. These communities would be sustained with renewable energy, rainwater, and local food production.



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