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Integrated Coastal Zone Management Policy for Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique

Integrated Coastal Zone Management Policy for Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique

May 20, 2019

Description

Climate change and its impacts have become one of the most pressing environmental issues both on a global level and in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) such as Grenada. The coastal environment, particularly in the SIDS context, is highly vulnerable to such impacts. The effects of storm surges and sea level rise heavily impact our beaches and coastal infrastructure. Likewise, future sea surface temperature increases and ocean acidification threaten to destroy our coral reefs and other important marine habitats. This will have drastic consequences for our commercial fish species and other important marine biodiversity which help to guarantee food security. These are the realities that we must now face. With them, come the tasks of mitigating, adapting to and recovering from such impacts.