Coastal Zone Protection in the Mediterranean Countries and Turkish Efforts


YALÇINER ERCOŞKUN Ö.

GAZI UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF SCIENCE, cilt.30, sa.2, ss.1-16, 2017 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 30 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Dergi Adı: GAZI UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF SCIENCE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1-16

Özet

This paper aims to strengthen our understanding of climate-related risks and human impacts on specific coastal ecosystems in coastal cities in Mediterranean countries using international project networks and studies of some Mediterranean cities. It draws on an analysis of legal framework, coastal agencies and international projects showing climate change impacts to highlight to national and municipal decision making and potential protection and adaptation options. KasKekova marine protected area project and ICZM planning efforts are summarized in Turkey from a city planning and public participation approach. The paper shows that public participation is as a necessary tool to ensure a successful implementation of ICZM strategies and climate change adaptation plans for Mediterranean coastal cities.