Municipality Schouwen-Duiveland

Schouwen-Duiveland is a magnificent green island, decorated with fertile land that is encapsulated by dikes and dunes protecting land from the sea. The surrounding water offers room for nature and recreation. So it is not really supprising that tourism is a main income of the inhabitants of this beautiful island.

The low and flat area of 230 km3 lies largely below sea level. That brings along challenges for the municipality of Schouwen-Duiveland. To make the island Climate Proof, the local authorities of Schouwen-Duiveland will make a Climate Proof Plan together with the European partners of the project. A scientific analysis will identify what climate change means for the island and how to find long-term solutions.

To make sure the local politicians and policy makers are involved, the municipality joins the project. The municipality emphasises the importance to take the opinion and worries of the local inhabitants into account, implementing the climate proof measurements.


Gemeente Schouwen-Duiveland,

Olaf Griffioen

PO Box 5555,

4300 JA Zierikzee, the Netherlands