Coastal Protection in Cotonou

Norda Stelo

Cotonou, Benin


In Cotonou, Benin, approximately 13 metres of shoreline used to disappear each year due to erosion caused by the sea. This had serious consequences for the densely populated surrounding area. Under the auspices of international funding to combat and adapt to climate change, Norda Stelo and its partners carried out work to stop the advancing sea and rehabilitate banks. The project took place over a six-year period and cost nearly $100 million US to complete.

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