Flood Resilience Capacity of Coastal Ecosystem: Violation of CRZ Notification
ISSN NO: 2347884-5
Vol NO: 139-140, 2020
According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC 2013), warming of the climate system is unequivocal and since the 1950s, many of the observed changes are unprecedented over decades to millennia. During this period, the atmosphere and oceans have warmed, amounts of snow and ice have diminished, sea level has risen and concentrations of greenhouse gases have increased. Water is an integral component of climate change and the primary medium through which climate change impacts manifest.
Coastal zones are facing multiple anthropogenic challenges, including the encroachment of water bodies, which hamper their flood resilience capacity. The recent floods in the coastal cities of Mumbai, Chennai and Kochi are examples. Even though India put in place the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) Notification in 1991, its enforcement is a challenge. The recent Supreme Court order for the demolition of four high rise luxury apartment complexes in Kochi, which violated the CRZ Notifications, is an exception.
The author is a Former Fellow, Centre for Biodiversity Policy and Law, National Biodiversity Authority, Chennai. firstname.lastname@example.org. The article should be cited as Nelliyat P., 2020. Flood Resilience Capacity of the Coastal Ecosystem: Violation of CRZ Notification, Geography and You, 20(1-2): 26-33