A 'bio-shield' formed by planting a vegetation belt along coastlines would protect India against future coastal storms, cyclones and tsunamis.
The plantations could play a double role. While absorbing the force of severe storms and tsunamis, the 'bio-shield' could act as a 'carbon sink' by absorbing emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide.
Another key recommendation is to help local communities build artificial coral reefs, among which fish could shelter and breed.