The updated Kosrae Shoreline Management Plan was formally launched on the 21 March by the Honourable Lyndon Jackson, Governor of Kosrae, during the Micronesian Environment Forum.
The Shoreline Management Plan was an initiative in 2000 of the Development Review Commission (now Kosrae Island Resource Management Authority). This revision of the Shoreline Management Plan incorporates new information of coastal hazards, climate change and what it means for coastal areas on Kosrae and the communities and development located there. It sets out a pathway over the next one to two generations to create a more resilient society and one that provides a secure foundation for our future generations to better manage the ever increasing impacts of climate change and sea-level rise on Kosrae.
The plan has been develop as a collaborations between the five village communities, Municipal staff, KIRMA, the FSM PACC Office, and various Government offices on Kosrae with technical support and guidance provided by the National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research Ltd (NIWA) and Secretariat of the Pacific Community Applied Science and Technology Division (SPC-SOPAC) The revision of the plan was funded through support by the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) regional programme Coping with Climate Change in the Pacific Island Region (CCCPIR).