Coastwatchers Submission to the South Coast Regional Sea Level Rise Policy and Planning Response Framework – REF: E13.7268
Coastwatchers is strongly supportive of the Precautionary Principle and its relevance to the issue of climate change and sea level rise in coastal areas.
The precautionary principle requires a risk averse approach to decision making. Where there are threats of serious or irreversible environmental damage, lack of full scientific certainty is not to be used as a reason for postponing measures to prevent environmental degradation.
CW Submission ESC South Coast Regional Sea Level Rise Policy 2014-09-24 (131KB PDF)