COASTAL 500

Connecting leaders for thriving communities

What is the Coastal 500?

Coastal 500 is the largest global network of Mayors and local government leaders committed to work towards thriving and prosperous coastal communities. They are united on recovering and sustaining coastal seas, sharing best practices and key lessons worldwide. 

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The Coastal 500 is made up of mayors and other local government leaders from countries across the developing tropics. Right now, members hail from Brazil, the Federated State of Micronesia, Guatemala, Honduras, Indonesia, Mozambique, Palau, and the Philippines. 

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Currently covers nearly 500 km2 of critical habitat

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Represents 1.6 million coastal community members

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Mayors from 8+ countries are participating

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Together we pledge to work towards thriving and prosperous coastal communities.