Challenges and opportunities for implementing the ICZM Protocol in the Mediterranean [ProtoICZM]

2009 à 2012


The Protocol on Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) in the Mediterranean, which entered into force in March 2011, is the first supra-state legal instrument specifically targeting coastal zone management.
The Protogizc project aims to analyse the stakes and prospects of its implementation. Since the Mediterranean coastlines have been placed for several decades on the road to unsustainable development, the application of this new legal tool could indeed be of crucial importance for the future of the Mediterranean basin. Based on a detailed analysis of the Protocol's provisions, the project aims to study the modalities of implementation of the text in four States (Croatia, France, Italy and Syria), which have many advantages in cross-examination. In this way, it aims to facilitate the gradual reunification of conditions for the implementation of the Protocol, in various areas ranging from the legal framework to capacity building and the use of land-use planning documents to integrating climate change into ecosystem management and protection decisions.

In 2012, in addition to publishing an explanatory guide to the Protocol for Mediterranean States, the national case studies offer a comprehensive and comprehensive perspective on the legal and political effects to be expected from the implementation of the ICZM Protocol.