The Blue Economy Section of the Ministry of the Environment and National Beautification in collaboration with the Stimson Center's Environmental Security Program and the Commonwealth Secretariat's Commonwealth Blue Charter programme have completed a rapid assessment of climate and ocean risks and options to address these risks for the southern and western urban coastal corridor of Barbados. Additional information can be found in the articles linked below:
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.