After the Rio Earth Summit, 'sustainable development' turned out to be a major concern and area of focus of the global community. Principally through state practices, this concept of development has over the years become a principle of international law. Adoption of Agenda 21 brings the issue of sustainable development of coastal zone to the forefront of global agenda. Increased threat of sea-level rise due to climate change is another factor that has made the issue so important. Integrated coastal zone management (ICZM) is now recognized as a major process for ensuring sustainable development of the coastal area. Set against this background, this chapter briefly analyzes the international legal framework for ICZM.
|Title of host publication||Integrated Coastal Zone Management|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 31 Jul 2009|
- 'Agenda 21'- blueprint action plan in sustainable development
- Conference of Parties (CoP)
- Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
- ICZM and coastal zone sustainable development
- Integrated coastal zone management (ICZM)
- International legal framework for ICZM
- International legal obligations in domestic arena
- Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (MOMAF)
- Rio Earth Summit 'sustainable development'
- United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)