Climate change hinders residential constructions in Sweden

The risk of erosion is high in Äspet, according to the County Administrative Board. (Odd Clausen/Radio Sweden)
Skåne county has denied planning permission for the building of two new beachfront homes, saying they are at risk from rising sea levels caused by climate change.

The planning permission concerns two houses to be built between 100 and 200 metres away from the sea.

According to the county administrative board, the local council has not done enough to show that they are protecting the area from rising sea levels.

The area – Äspet in Åhus – is already home to hundreds of luxury villas and summer cottages.

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One thought on “Climate change hinders residential constructions in Sweden

  • Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 06:06

    Have you heard the latest announcement from Stephen Hawking? “Humans will turn Earth into a giant ball of fire by 2600”. Overcrowding and energy consumption will lead to irreversible climate changes. It is high time to think about the consequences of our actions!

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