ICAS Event: Ocean governance and integrated coastal management with Yves Henocque

Friday, December 17, 2010
7:00 p.m. (Talk will start at 7:30 p.m.)
TUJ Azabu Hall 206/207 (Access)
Yves Henocque
Robert Dujarric
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Global ocean governance and the challenge of Integrated Coastal Management (ICM) in Japan and other East Asian countries. A growing number of coastal states have begun to incorporate principles of integrated coastal management into the governance of the marine area under their national jurisdiction. In 2008 it was estimated that about 40 countries have taken concrete steps toward cross-cutting and integrated national ocean policy.

ICM may be defined as a continuous and dynamic process, which unites government and the community, science and management, sectoral and public interests in preparing and implementing an integrated plan for the protection and development of coastal ecosystems and resources. Since then, there have been hundreds of local initiatives all over the world. In East Asian countries like in Japan, these local initiatives have been developing for a long time while facing strong inter-sectoral conflicts involving coastal fisheries in the context of intense concentration of heavy industry, housing, agriculture and communications in constricted coastal plains and on land reclaimed from inshore waters. Traditional methods of mediation, conciliation and arbitration have a long legacy in Japan, which are well for the development of innovative coastal management practices.

About the Speaker

Yves Henocque is Theme Leader on Nature & Society at the French Institute for the Development of the Sea, IFREMER. First trained as a scientist (marine ecology) who then acquired management and international cooperation skills (to start with in Japan and South-East Asia) through technical training and professional practice including training in the United States, he started to practice integrated coastal management (ICM) and strategic planning in the Mediterranean and other marine regions such as the Indian Ocean (1995-2000), and Thailand (2002-2007). For the second time, he is on a 3-month stay in Japan as Invited Fellow at the Ocean Policy Research Foundation.

About ICAS
The Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies (ICAS) is an organization dedicated to fostering study and research on various topics related to contemporary Japan and Asia.

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