Director of the Coastal Zone Management Unit (CZMU) Dr. Leo Brewster encourages all Barbadians to read the draft updated Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) Plan. The Plan takes the form of two volumes: the Barbados Policy Framework and the Barbados ICZM Plan.
Barbados’ coastline is vital to the lives of all Barbadians. Not just now but for our future. It provides us with food as well as places to relax, live, and play. It also enhances the island’s economic development through tourism, fishing, and recreational business-related activities.
Our coastline, however, is becoming more vulnerable because of the impact of climate change. If we do little or nothing to combat this it will be more negatively impacted by coastal flooding, erosion, cliff collapse and more.
PROJECT TO IMPROVE BARBADOS’ COASTLINES BEGINS
A new project aimed at improving the management of Barbados’ coastlines for the benefit of residents, businesses and visitors is now underway.
Updating the ICZM (Integrated Coastal Zone Management) Plan, Legislation and Regulations to Embrace Climate and Disaster Resilience, aims to update the plans, legislation and regulations related to the management and protection of Barbados’ coastal zone.