- Written by National Trust
Background and Introduction
Small Island Developing States (SIDS) like Saint Lucia are highly vulnerable to climate change adverse impacts. Coastal areas in particular are at the forefront of climate change adverse impacts as they are directly affected by high wave action, storm surges and sea level rise. Their combined adverse impacts include coastal erosion, beach sand deformation and loss of beach vegetation, damage to property and infrastructure, and coastal land subsidence. Coastal damage is predicted to become more severe due to more frequent and devastating weather systems and a projected rise in sea level.