Coastal Communities Strike Back Against Erosion

Nature Conservancy - Science

The beach is disappearing in Grenville, Grenada and many coastal communities around the world face a similar situation. Pilot hybrid or ‘artificial’ reef structures, built with steel cages and filled with stones and cement, were installed in 2015 in Grenville Bay, Grenada to protect a vulnerable coastline from strong wave action and the impacts from climate change, such as severe erosion.

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Sustainable Ocean Development is Possible: Q&A with Maria Damanaki

Conservancy Talk

Maria brings to TNC more than 30 years of public service in Europe, most recently serving as the European Union Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, a role through which she worked toward marine conservation and sustainable blue growth. I was able to introduce a new sustainable fisheries policy and the blue growth agenda. Damanaki: Our work in Grenada, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in the Eastern Caribbean is a good example.

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Insuring Nature, Ensuring Resilience

Conservancy Talk

A manmade seawall in Grenada. © Unlike gray infrastructure, natural solutions do more—they also clean our water, support fisheries, provide wildlife habitats, and support recreation and tourism. Bathway Bay, Grenada, which is protected by a coral reef wall. © The 2017 Global Insurance Forum brought together more than 500 global insurance executives, regulators, academics and policy makers to discuss the role of the insurance industry in building global risk resiliency.

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