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The Coastal Zone Management Unit (CZMU) will continue its series of virtual public enquiries on the new Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) plan today, Monday, June 14, and on Thursday, June 17. Both meetings begin at 6:00 p.m.

Today’s virtual meeting will focus on Sub-Area 3, Consett Point to The Choyce, and may be accessed by clicking here

Meanwhile, Thursday’s meeting will focus on Sub-Area 4, The Choyce to North Point. Persons may join by clicking here.

The public enquiries are designed to highlight the “nuts and bolts” of the ICZM plan, its benefits and impacts. It will also examine the unique characteristics, risks, and goals of the eight different sub areas.

Members of the public are encouraged to join the sessions and learn more about the plan which was designed to make Barbados’ coastline more resilient to the impacts of climate change, and to share their views.

Persons are also encouraged to voice their opinions on the new ICZM plan by visiting the CZMU website to download and share feedback.

They may also send comments to the CZMU via its WhatsApp number 256-3173, or email their comments to ICZMPlan@coastal.gov.bb.

The new ICZM plan aims to introduce improved coastal risk understanding and methods into the delivery and design of improved coastal adaptation planning, with the overarching goal to make the coastline of Barbados more resilient to climate change.

To do so, it uses the latest knowledge and science on climate change and coastal risks to produce guidelines, legislation, regulations, standards and advisories.

The new approach to ICZM is being spearheaded by the Government of Barbados through the CZMU.

julia.rawlins-bentham@barbados.gov.bb

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