Sea level rise

Sea level rise in Te Moanaui Oceania is a key consequence of climate change, threatening coastal communities, ecosystems, infrastructure, and the very existence of some islands. Sea level rise exacerbates coastal erosion, flooding, and saltwater intrusion into freshwater sources, particularly in low-lying and atoll nations. There is a limit to how much nature-based solutions can address sea level rise, bu the following may be useful when considering sea level rise impacts.