WIT Press


Integrated Coastal Management For Local Municipalities In Latvia: Sustainability Governance And Indicator System

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CP110031

Volume

149

Pages

12

Page Range

29 - 40

Published

2011

Size

655 kb

Author(s)

R. Ernsteins, J. Kaulins, E. Lice & A. Štals

Abstract

Municipal audit for integrated coastal management (ICM) development for local municipality includes analysis of stakeholders, document frame and planning process analysis, vertical governance assessment combined with sectorial analysis for all four dimensions of sustainability; nature environment, economics environment, social environment and also governance and communication dimension in Saulkrasti coastal municipality. ICM guidelines model frame were elaborated during this collaboration research project by University of Latvia performed in R&D cooperation with local authority and with involvement of all local stakeholder groups. Further on related indicator system based on these sustainability dimensions and designed ten main integrated work directions were elaborated, including 24 thematic groups with 55 indicators. Keywords: sustainable development dimensions, governance and communication dimension, collaboration principle, indicators system. 1 Introduction of ICM from international to local level Sustainable coastal development, as widely acknowledged [1–4], has to be implemented employing integrated coastal (zone) management frame as for many years introduced and here are generic definition and additional explanation available from European Commission [1, 2]. Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) is a dynamic, multi-disciplinary and iterative process to promote sustainable management of coastal zones. \“Integrated” in ICZM refers to the integration of objectives and also to the integration of the many instruments needed to meet these objectives. It means integration of all relevant

Keywords

sustainable development dimensions, governance and communication dimension, collaboration principle, indicators system