IPCC Fourth Assessment Report: Climate Change 2007
Climate Change 2007: Working Group II: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability

6.3 Assumptions about future trends for coastal systems and low-lying areas

This section builds on Chapter 2 and Section 6.2 to develop relevant environmental, socio-economic, and climate change scenarios for coastal areas through the 21st century. The IPCC Special Report on Emissions Scenarios (SRES; Nakićenović and Swart, 2000) provides one suitable framework (Arnell et al., 2004; Chapter 2, Section 2.4).