State of the Coasts Report of Dongying 2010

PEMSEA, Ocean and Fishery Bureau of Dongying Municipality
PR China
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Technical Reports / References

Dongying joined GEF/UNDP/PEMSEA Project on the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Strategy of Seas of East Asia (SDS-SEA) as a parallel site to develop and implement integrated coastal management (ICM) programs as early as in 2005. Since then, ICM programs were developed, tested and implemented as means to achieve the goal of balancing economic development and environmental conservation and sustainable use of valuable marine resources. The State of Coast Reporting initiated by the GEF/UNDP/PEMSEA Project in both demonstration and parallel sites across East Asian Sea region serves as a timely opportunity for Dongying to monitor and evaluate the implementation of its ICM programs in a holistic way by examining both governance and sustainable development aspects of ICM programs. The exercise also takes note of the gaps to be filled by its future programs to enable adaptive management for assured on-theground impact of the ICM programs. A total of 32 context-specific indicators are selected focusing on both governance and sustainable development. In order for the assessment team to capture the trends of sustainable coastal development, data from 2005 to 2010 are collected, compared and analyzed to determine the results of ICM implementation as attached in a table. 12 indicators are used to assess coastal governance and 20 indicators are selected in sustainable development aspects. The assessment results of governance aspect appear positive except for the partly operationalized coordination mechanism. On sustainable development aspects, it is obvious that the social and economic sustainability has been greatly strengthened and resource sustainability has improved. As to the environmental safeguard capacity, the areas of natural wetlands, the areas of cleaner sea and level of investment by private sector have markedly declined. This report informs that the future ICM of Dongying should prioritize pollution mitigation, catalyzing environmental investment and rehabilitation of natural wetland through integrated river basin and coastal area management.