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PLANNING FOR FUTURE SEA LEVEL RISE

Arguably, our most valuable national asset is the shoreline – the transition zone between land and sea that surrounds our islands. So we should all be acutely aware of what is happening to the coast that could affect our investments and quality of life. In the Bahamas, a three-foot rise would affect 11 percent of our land area, without taking account of storm surges in the by 2100.

Our Current & Future Efforts

  • Educating the public about sea level rise risks and reality
  • Recommending sustainable, sea level rise-ready development
  • Promoting natural “green” infrastructure, like corals, seagrass, and mangroves, to enhance resiliency