Coast Day 2019: Celebrating the importance of Mediterranean coastal zones

The 2019 edition of the Coast Day celebration was held  in Ayia Napa, Cyprus, on 25 September 2019. PAP/RAC organized the event  in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and  Environment of Cyprus.

The Deputy Minister for  Shipping, the Permanent Secretary for shipping, the Permanent Secretary  for Agriculture, the Mayor of Ayia Napa, the Bishop of Ayia Napa and  representatives of the Department of Environment of Cyprus attended the  event. Ms. Xenia Loizidou, Director of the AKTI Project and Research  Centre, was announced as the Coast Day Ambassador for 2019. Participants  in the Coast Day event in Cyprus included tourism professionals and  local authority officials as well as non-governmental organizations. In addition, the event was attended by UNEP/MAP Coordinator, PAP/RAC Director, representatives of PAP/RAC, SPA/RAC and INFO/RAC, as well as by representatives of Albania, Croatia, Israel, Italy and Lebanon.

The  Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) Strategy for Cyprus  (2018-2030) took centre stage this year. “Let’s be strategic”, the theme  selected for this year’s edition, reflects the need to apply a  strategic ICZM approach to the management of coastal zones.

Posted on Sep 26, 2019