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International approaches to sustainable coastal management and climate change

Chapter


Abstract


  • Traditionally, the management of marine areas under coastal state jurisdiction has been based

    on management of territorial seas by what is described as 'sectoral planning'. This approach is

    characterised by fragmentation oflegal and administrative responsibilities and actions between

    jurisdictions and spheres of government, and within and between agencies.

    Until the mid twentieth century the internationally accepted marine jurisdiction of nations

    was the Territorial Sea extending three nautical miles from low water around their coasts and

    islands. This provided the basis for regulation of the most heavily used and affected coastal

    waters. Consequently the tactical issues of management of the land-sea interface are largely

    matters of national jurisdiction. The expected effects of climate change and rising sea levels,

    particularly for low-lying island states, have become a matter of international concern, and

    resulted in international and bilateral programs to assist nations whose existence is threatened

    by projected sea-level rise.

    By the mid twentieth century, before the implications of climate change and expected sealevel

    rise were widely appreciated, new technologies were confronting the limitations of the

    three nautical mile territorial sea. The United Nations established a process to address the

    issues arising from the capacity, potential benefits and impacts of new uses of marine space

    and resources. This led to a protracted series of negotiations that started in 1958 and resulted,

    in 1994, in the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (LOSC).

UOW Authors


Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • R. Ambrose. Kenchington, B. Pokrant & J. Glasson, ''International approaches to sustainable coastal management and climate change'' in R. Ambrose. Kenchington, L. Stocker & D. Wood(ed), Sustainable Coastal Management and Climate Adaptation: Global Lessons from Regional Approaches in Australia (2012) 57-73.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781466571860

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/355

Book Title


  • Sustainable Coastal Management and Climate Adaptation: Global Lessons from Regional Approaches in Australia

Start Page


  • 57

End Page


  • 73

Place Of Publication


  • Collingwood, Vic

Abstract


  • Traditionally, the management of marine areas under coastal state jurisdiction has been based

    on management of territorial seas by what is described as 'sectoral planning'. This approach is

    characterised by fragmentation oflegal and administrative responsibilities and actions between

    jurisdictions and spheres of government, and within and between agencies.

    Until the mid twentieth century the internationally accepted marine jurisdiction of nations

    was the Territorial Sea extending three nautical miles from low water around their coasts and

    islands. This provided the basis for regulation of the most heavily used and affected coastal

    waters. Consequently the tactical issues of management of the land-sea interface are largely

    matters of national jurisdiction. The expected effects of climate change and rising sea levels,

    particularly for low-lying island states, have become a matter of international concern, and

    resulted in international and bilateral programs to assist nations whose existence is threatened

    by projected sea-level rise.

    By the mid twentieth century, before the implications of climate change and expected sealevel

    rise were widely appreciated, new technologies were confronting the limitations of the

    three nautical mile territorial sea. The United Nations established a process to address the

    issues arising from the capacity, potential benefits and impacts of new uses of marine space

    and resources. This led to a protracted series of negotiations that started in 1958 and resulted,

    in 1994, in the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (LOSC).

UOW Authors


Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • R. Ambrose. Kenchington, B. Pokrant & J. Glasson, ''International approaches to sustainable coastal management and climate change'' in R. Ambrose. Kenchington, L. Stocker & D. Wood(ed), Sustainable Coastal Management and Climate Adaptation: Global Lessons from Regional Approaches in Australia (2012) 57-73.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781466571860

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/355

Book Title


  • Sustainable Coastal Management and Climate Adaptation: Global Lessons from Regional Approaches in Australia

Start Page


  • 57

End Page


  • 73

Place Of Publication


  • Collingwood, Vic