COASTAL ZONE PROTECTION IN THE MEDITERRANEAN COUNTRIES AND TURKISH EFFORTS
This paper aims to strengthen our understanding of climate-related risks and human impacts on specific coastal ecosystems in coastal cities in the 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. Kaş-Kekova 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 the Mediterranean coastal cities.
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