<p>Coastal zone management in China has undergone a developmental leap since 1978, a turning point in the country’s economic and institutional reform. In examining China’s reform in coastal management, this paper assesses the evolution of marine activities including coastal tourism. It also looks into the present issues of coastal resource uses and how administrative agencies responded to those coastal resource issues especially as the country moves from a planned economy to a market economy, and from centralized governance to decentralized governance.
Blue Economy Investment and Sustainable Financing
<p>This report summarizes trends in coastal tourism development in eastern Africa (Kenya, Tanzania, and Mozambique), analyzing the key macroeconomic factors and forces underpinning regional tourism trends.</p>
<p>This study examines the structure of the tourism industry, the main types of tourism, the impacts (economic, environmental, and social) of marine and coastal tourism and the global trends in tourism development, financing and marketing. It also analyzes coastal and marine tourism in several key regions identified by WWF as being of the highest priority because of the diversity of life they support, the potential destruction they face, and WWF’s ability to impact them over the next decade.
<p>Recreational fishing has become an important part of the Norwegian tourist industry. The coastal municipality of Risør, southern Norway, is considering further development of its marine fishing tourism to increase local economic benefits, but they also want to limit negative effects on the local ecosystem and for the inhabitants. We developed an integrated model with ecosystem and socioeconomic components to evaluate these trade-offs. We chose the status of the local cod (Gadus morhua) stock as an indicator of the marine ecosystem condition.
<p>Following a series of discussions in 2006, a collaborative project with the Fishery Community, the Preah Sihanouk ICM Project and the UNDP GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) was developed to address, the degradation of resources caused by overextraction of coastal and marine resources and the expansion of infrastructure for large-scale industries. The project was later expanded to cover the rehabilitation of the water supply reservoir, access to clean and safe drinking water and waste management.
<p>This report is a synthesis of the global and regional business case for sustainability in the Coral Triangle region. This document provides a concise overview of why going "green" in the Coral Triangle makes good business sense, particularly when it comes to the natural marine and coastal assets of the region. Making commitment to sustainability and "green" growth is not just about attracting new market opportunities for business and investment, globally it is aboit protecting the Coral Triangle, the world's most diverse marine environment.</p>
<p>This 40-page guidebook provides recommendations on how to select and implement incentive-based solutions: buyouts, conservation agreements, and alternative livelihoods. A four-page policy brief entitled Economic incentives motivate human behavior change summarizes this document.</p>
<p>This case study presents the evolution of the implementation of integrated coastal management (ICM) in Batangas Province and how this holistic management framework has put together the various efforts towards conserving coastal resources and achieving sustainable livelihood for Mang Jury and the fishing communities</p>
<p>Volume II includes methodologies and tools to create enabling environments to leverage environmental investment and describes how legal frameworks can deliver financial flows and transform entire markets.</p>