Achievements & Assessment
Impact of the project on institutions,
legislation and management
An ICM working group was created
the Local Administration of the Kandalaksha Municipality in 2003. In
local decision-makers, the working group includes representatives of
coastal stakeholder groups (port, oil terminal, biosphere reserve, etc). An
Integrated Management System plan was discussed and adopted at an ICM
group meeting in October 2003.
In line with this plan, on 5 May 2004,
V. Golubev, Head of the Kandalaksha Regional Administration, issued a decree
which a permanent working group was established that will promote the
implementation of wise coastal practices in the Gulf of Kandalaksha (the
Kandalaksha and territories around it). The working group consists of 14
who represent the local administration, local and regional coastal resource
users, environmental NGOs and research organizations. The latter’s role is
facilitate informed and equitable stakeholder dialogue, to explore possible
solutions and help avoid the recurrence of conflict. Based on lessons
the working group aims to promote the Integrated Coastal Management approach
through practical tools that can be applied to coastal dispute situations.
the longer term this should lead to the establishment of an “ethical code of
practice” in the region.
Information about this project is
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