Rolling covenants to protect coastal ecosystems in the face of sea-level rise

6 December 2021

How can rolling covenants be used to permit productive use of land in the short term, while ensuring land use can shift over time to allow for coastal ecosystem migration in the medium to long term?

Dr Justine Bell-James and the Centre for Policy Futures, Dr Nicole Shumway, discuss how rolling covenants can provide opportunities for coastal wetlands to be maintained and even enhanced, thereby delivering important ecosystem services (e.g., blue carbon) into the future.

Read the full paper here

Image: Coastal Wetlands. By Margaret Tarenberg (via Flickr).