In 2019, the Nova Scotia Government passed the Coastal Protection Act – the first of its kind in Canada. For more than a decade, the Ecology Action Centre (EAC) has been working with organizations, coastal community members, and the public toward the realization of this vital legislation. It will take effect once the accompanying regulations are developed and approved. Once in place, the Act will help make our coastal ecosystems more resilient so they can adapt and protect us.
After more than a decade of pressure and activism from our community, we are ecstatic to be in a better position to protect our coasts.
The Coastal Protection Act will:
Provide protection for our vital coastal ecosystems
Eliminate inappropriate coastal development
Preserve the dynamic and resilient nature of our coasts to better withstand climate change