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North Norfolk Pathfinder project
The project in the UK explored strategies to address coastal erosion issues in the community of Happisburgh— including decaying coastal defence structures and vulnerable residential housing— and to test adaptation options including a rollback scheme
Strategies trialled in other country contexts can provide useful examples of how other communities and governments manage climate change risks. A project in the UK explored strategies to manage a rapidly eroding cliff line in the community of Happisburgh. Nine properties at immediate risk were purchased and demolished, the cliff-top car park was rolled back and the lost public toilets were rebuilt. Access to the beach was made safe. The overall effect was to greatly improve the attractiveness of the area, where the local economy is heavily dependent on tourism.