Journal Article

Anpassungen an den Klimawandel im Küstenraum: Die Präferenzen der Bevölkerung (In German Only)


  • Meyerhoff
  • J.
  • Rehdanz
  • K.
  • Wunsch
  • A.
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Adaptation to climate change is of critical importance for coastal regions. This report adds to the limited evidence on the trade-offs people are willing to make with respect to climate change adaptation strategies along the entire coastline of one German state (the Baltic Sea coast of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern). The trade-offs are conceptualized in a choice experiment in terms of six attributes: beach nourishment, dyke heightening, cliff protection, access to dunes, realignment of dykes and dunes, and cost in terms of a coastal protection levy. Taking into account the heterogeneity of preferences, we identified three latent groups among participants in a nationwide online survey in Germany. Respondents who prefer comprehensive changes, respondents who are willing to pay only for an increase in dykes’ height, and respondents who are not willing to bear additional costs for adaptation.

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