The purpose of this research is to demonstrate possible implications of sea level rise caused by climate change for Ukraine, to bring attention to the need for further research into current processes, and to encourage the government and cities to address climate change while taking actions to adapt to the existing environment. 2100 has been selected as the target year for the flood hazard area modelling (IPCC scenario – RCP 8.5.). The modelling was performed using the highest expected sea level rise values that are scientifically valid taking into account vertical crustal movements and storm surge events. Two flood hazard areas were modelled. The calculations performed show that about 650,000 ha of land are at risk of flooding or 1 m ha if storm surge events are taken into account.
Water is coming: sea level rise in Ukraine caused by climate change (PDF)