Climate warning

Sarah Chabane

12 w

Mandelieu-La Napoule

Climate warning

Controversial floating private beach in South of France sparks debate over environmental impact

The project has not been inaugurated yet but controversy is mounting over the installation project of a floating private beach "Canua Island" 600 meters off the coast in the Gulf of La Napoule in Mandelieu. The project proposed by two athletes is to provide a platform for relaxation, sports activities, and dining in the sea.

The public targeted is high-end customers and companies that wish to organize "event planning." The designers claim the project to be a unique, eco-friendly design that respects the environment but somehow it seems hard to believe.
The project is facing opposition from the region of PACA and the city of Théoule-sur-Mer, who denounce it as an ecological aberration, and Renaud Muselier the president of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Region is opposing the project as well, citing concerns about noise pollution and visual pollution, among other things. How will they deal with waste for example? And how will all the visitors be taken to the place?
The project is awaiting administrative authorizations, such as navigation and safety certificates, and its port of call has not yet been determined. Critics say the project could cause harm to marine biodiversity and should not be allowed. Fishermen have expressed their concern as well.
It's hard to understand why Sébastien Leroy and the city of Mandelieu-La Napoule can approve this project which seems to come from another era.

Plage privée flottante de Mandelieu : la polémique monte entre défenseurs et opposants

Le projet d'installation d'une plage privée flottante "Canua Island" à 600 mètres du littoral dans le Golfe de La Napoule provoque des remous. Des sportifs veulent lancer cette plateforme pilote en France, mais des voix s'élèvent contre une "aberration écologique".

Canua Island est "dénuée de bon sens": Renaud Muselier dénonce le projet d'île flottante prévue à Mandelieu

On ne peut plus tranchant, Renaud Muselier. Le trimaran de 1.750m2, pouvant accueillir jusqu’à 350 personnes à son bord, Canua Island, n’a pas encore été mis à l’eau au large de Mandelieu - La Napoule que le président de la Région Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur s’insurge. Il est justement là le problème

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  • Tabitha Kimani

    11 w

    Clearly not enough research was done before approving this project.

    • Sarah Chabane

      11 w

      @tabitha_kimani agreed, public consultations should be done in these types of projects.

    • Munene Mugambi

      12 w

      The impacts of this could be very bad for the environment

      • Sarah Chabane

        11 w

        @munene_mugambi yes.... there is no need to bring the human impact we have on the ground to the sea.

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