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Coastal zones sea level rise

Projected rise in sea level will have significant impacts on coastal areas, especially mega cities in coastal areas such as Banjul in the Gambia showed in the Figure. Banjul and many other cities along Africa's coasts are densely populated, and measures to reduce vulnerability such as through rezoning and new building codes are not immediately possible given the impossibility of moving infrastructures that already exist. Coastal erosion is already a major problem in many areas.