The Development of National Coastal and Marine Policies in the People's Republic of China: A Case Study

GEF/UNDP/IMO Regional Programme on Building Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA)
PR China
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Case Studies
Technical Reports / References

One of the main thrusts of the work of PEMSEA is to assist the countries in the region in their search for innovative approaches to environmental management and improvement. PEMSEA continuously encourages the formulation and adoption of integrated approaches in managing coastal land and water uses as part of their respective state policies for national economic and social development. It also conducts cross-sector assessments of National Coastal and Marine Policy Development and encourages countries to share their experiences. This case study, sponsored by PEMSEA, is part of the above series of assessments. This study examines the challenges and rewards related to the development of a national coastal and marine (COMAR) policy in the People’s Republic of China, and to identify the elements of a model national COMAR policy and the requirements for its implementation.