Deutsch English
<< | Überblick | >>

Nandelstädt, T.. Lessons learned of ICZM practices for Germany. In: Schernewski, G., Glaeser, B., Scheibe, R., Sekścińska, A., Thamm, R. (eds.). Coastal Development: The Oder estuary and beyond. Coastline Reports (8), pp. 117-128. EUCC - The Coastal Union, Leiden, 2007.


As a reaction to the recommendation of the European Commission, the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety developed a strategy for Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM). This strategy forms the first federal standardised milestone of an ICZM process in Germany. Since the strategy is in its infancy, it is not succeeded yet implementing all principles of “good ICZM”. Especially aspects of implementation, responsibility, and funding need to be concretised to enhance ICZM in Germany. Within a research, the following questions are addressed: first, what are the shortcomings of the German ICZM strategy? And second, what can Germany learn from its neighbouring countries Belgium, the Netherlands, and United Kingdom? After conducting a deficit analysis of the German strategy, the focus is set on  the foreign ICZM strategies and activities. On the basis of lessons learned, the most auspicious findings are transferred to German conditions. These are the establishment of a central ICZM secretariat, which organises and coordinates the entire ICZM process in Germany. Furthermore, the development of a “coastal barometer”, which provides a simple, manageable and user-friendly set of coastal indicators to measure the sustainable use of the coast. Finally, the initiation of a stakeholder involvement strategy, to ensure early and permanent participation of stakeholders in ICZM processes. Implementing these initiatives will help Germany to promote and improve its ICZM process.

PDF: Artikel12_Nandelstaedt.pdf (366.906 Bytes)
(Seite in 0,02 Sekunden erzeugt.)