Imagine how valuable our coastline is!

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.

Draft Updated ICZM Policy available for review

As part of the execution of the Coastal Risk Assessment and Management Programme (CRMP), the CZMU is in the process of updating the national Coastal Zone Management Plan for Barbados. A component of this effort is the development of a draft updated Policy for Coastal Zone Management for Barbados. This draft has been completed and is available for review via the link below.