This book is the seventh in a compilation of ten technical and policy papers on Integrated Coastal Management (ICM) in the Philippines. The compilation entitled Sustaining our Coasts: The Ridge-to-Reef Approach aims to provide decision makers, managers and field implementers with a sound policy environment for ICM.
Integrated Coastal Management Application
The State of the Coasts Report of Ansan City is a record of Ansan City’s efforts on sustainable development and attainment of the City’s vision: Green and Eco City. This report presents a comprehensive data, information and analysis on PEMSEA’s SOC core indicators from various sources since 2010 as the baseline year.
<p>The MPA placement tool helps users optimize larval dispersal around MPAs in order to achieve flexible management objectives, including both biodiversity conservation and fishery benefits. It does this by generating an input file for the popular Marxan software.</p>
<p>This report compiles existing information, to inform the Heritage Council about the issues to be considered when formulating ideas concerning approaches to Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) in Ireland. The report should provide increased understanding of the process of ICZM to facilitate future policy development.</p>
<p>In both developed and developing countries the coastal zone is likely to undergo the most profound change in the near future. Already more than 60 percent of the world's population lives within 60 kilometers of the coast. By the turn of the century two-thirds of the population (3.7 billion) in developing countries is expected to occupy the coast. Consequently, unless careful environmental management and planning are instituted, severe conflicts over coastal space and resource utilization are likely, and the degradation of natural resources will close development options.
<p>Xiamen has been selected as a demonstration site for the GEF/UNDP/IMO Regional Programme for the Prevention and Management of Marine Pollution in the East Asian Seas. Its purpose is to test a working model for the application of an integrated coastal management system for mitigating marine pollution, rapid economic development. The paper outlines the success in ICM institutional development at the local level, particularly the establishment of decision-making mechanisms based on consensus building among major stakeholders, and inputs from science and technology.
<p>The experience of 19 donor agencies and international organizations with evaluation of ICM initiatives is surveyed to analyze the diferences in the evaluative purposes and methodologies and their relevance to a `learning-based approach to ICM. We group evaluation into three broad categories: performance evaluation, management capacity assessment and outcomes evaluation. Performance evaluations address the quality of project implementation, and the degree to which project goals are achieved.