Year of the Coast
A message from the steering group of the Year of the Coast:
‘Due to the devastating impacts of Covid-19, Year of the Coast has been reframed to help provide the support our coastal communities need in 2021 and beyond. It is now a three-year programme:
2021 – A year of supporting green recovery and collectively shaping a better future.
2022 – A year of exploring cultural connections and consolidating action.
2023 – A year of celebration. Highlighting all our diverse coast and communities have to offer.
Whilst we understand there may be some disappointment around this reframing, we do not feel that going ahead with the full celebration in 2021 is indeed appropriate or any longer achievable on the scale we had intended. We believe this change to the programme will deliver a larger-scale, more impactful, context and community-tailored programme, culminating in celebration in 2023.’