Implementing integrated coastal development plans

Integrated coastal area management is proposed as a framework for informed and coordinated decision-making. The process includes the following steps: inception (to define objectives), performance review (to organize the process), data collection and research (encompassing biophysical, socio-economic and institutional information), analysis (to evaluate problems and causes of concern), strategy formulation (based on negotiated options), plan formulation and plan implementation.
This strategy features in the framework of Agenda 21 as formulated at UNCED (Rio de Janeiro, 1992), now coordinated by the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development and implemented through national and local authorities. Agenda 21 recommends implementation of integrated coastal and marine management and sustainable development plans and programmes at appropriate levels.
1. Both information failure and policy failure which are at the source of wetland mis-management can be addressed by the integrated coastal area management approach.
Land and coastal forms
Type Classification:
D: Detailed strategies