Integrated Coastal Management for the Achievement of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets: Practical Guidance for Implementation Based on Experience and Lessons Learned from Coastal and Ocean Governance in the Seas of East AsiaIntegrated Coastal Management for the Achievement of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets
Practical Guidance for Implementation Based on Experience and Lessons Learned from Coastal and Ocean Governance in the Seas of East Asia

Abstract:
Traditionally, oceans were managed in a sector-by-sector basis, with different regulatory bodies and processes governing different activities and resources. However, the dynamic and highly interconnected nature of marine and coastal ecosystems, which do not operate according to sectoral distinctions, have laid bare some of the inherent shortcomings of an overreliance on uncoordinated sectoral

management approaches.
In this regard, integrated marine and coastal area management (IMCAM) arose as a paradigm to address the inherent shortcomings of sectoral governance approaches in marine and coastal areas. IMCAM is grounded in the principle of the ecosystem
approach, which focuses on approaches that encompass the essential structure, processes, functions and interactions among organisms and their environment, and also recognizes that humans and their cultural diversity are an integral component of ecosystems.

Link:
https://www.cbd.int/doc/publications/cbd-ts-76-en.pdf