The Danish Meteorological Institute estimates a general increase
in sea levels of between 0.3m and more than 1m in this century as a
consequence of climate change. This general increase applies to
both the west coast of Jutland and the inner Danish waters.
Rising sea levels in combination with changed precipitation
patterns entail a risk of more frequent and more powerful flooding,
causing considerable inconveniance and economic losses.
Landowners themselves are responsible for protecting their
property against flooding. There are no laws or regulations
determining whether coastal defences should be established, and, if
so, the level at which the individual landowner must protect
Local governments are only responsible for coastal protection
around the land they own. Furthermore, local governments are
responsible for planning how coastal areas are to be used.
The Danish Coastal Authority is responsibel for coastal protection
of the west coast of Jutland.