Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM)
Good practice Published on: 30/03/2010
Many of Europe's coastal zones face problems of deterioration of their environmental, socio-economic and cultural resources. Since 1996, the European Commission has been working to identify and promote measures to remedy this deterioration and to improve the overall situation in our coastal zones.
From 1996 to 1999, the Commission operated a Demonstration Programme on Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) designed around a series of 35 demonstration projects and 6 thematic studies. This programme was aimed to:
Provide technical information about sustainable coastal zone management, and
Stimulate a broad debate among the various actors involved in the planning, management or use of European coastal zones.
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France, Center, Balearic Islands
- Active conservation of environmental heritage
- Resident’s Quality of life
- Widening the geographical and seasonal tourism offer
- Biological diversity
- Economical viability
- Local control
- Physical integrity of sites and landscapes