A climate resilient and site specific guideline for coastal setback developed

 

 

The Ministry of Environment, Sustainable Development, and Disaster and Beach Management has developed a climate resilient and site specific guideline for coastal setback as a key proactive adaptation measure to address adverse impacts of climate change and sea level rise on the coastal zone.

 

The implementation of the guideline on coastal setback is expected to bring multiple benefits, such as enhancement of conservation ecosystems, adaptation to sea-level rise, sustainable land use, sustainable coastal development, future investment, engagement of the Tourism Sector in adaptation and sustainable development and disaster risk reduction.

The guideline proposes a minimum site specific setback for 13 sites, namely Baie du Tombeau, Pointe aux Cannoniers, Mon Choisy, Bras d’Eau, Quatre Cocos, Ile aux Cerfs, Pointe d’Esny, Bel Ombre, Le Morne, Flic-en-Flac, Albion, Pointe aux Sables, and Grand Sable.

 

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