Implementing climate change policies consistent with integrated coastal zone management : a case study of Victoria, Australia

Wescott, Geoff 2010, Implementing climate change policies consistent with integrated coastal zone management : a case study of Victoria, Australia, in Proceedings of the 2010 International Symposium on Coastal Zones and Climate Change : Assessing the Impacts and Developing Adaption Strategies, School of Applied Sciences and Engineering, Monash University, Churchill, Vic., pp. 385-394.

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Title Implementing climate change policies consistent with integrated coastal zone management : a case study of Victoria, Australia
Author(s) Wescott, Geoff
Conference name International Symposium on Coastal Zones and Climate Change : Assessing the Impacts and Developing Adaption Strategies (2010 : Churchill, vic.)
Conference location Churchill, Vic.
Conference dates 12 -13 April 2010
Title of proceedings Proceedings of the 2010 International Symposium on Coastal Zones and Climate Change : Assessing the Impacts and Developing Adaption Strategies
Editor(s) Dutta, Dushmanta
Wright, Wendy
Publication date 2010
Conference series International Symposium on Coastal Zones and Climate Change
Start page 385
End page 394
Total pages 10
Publisher School of Applied Sciences and Engineering, Monash University
Place of publication Churchill, Vic.
Summary Whilst the proliferation of publications on climate change science is remarkable and makes the updating of responses to impacts of climate change on coastal environments daunting, the area of policy responses is even more confusing and complex. This is because policy responses do not need to consider the science of climate change alone but also have to weigh up the social and economic implications of the impact of climate change on coastal communities. In a federated nation such as Australia this has the added complication of three tiers of Government (Federal, State and local) having to interact in order to co-ordinate any policy responses. These complications should be aided by the internationally accepted concept of Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) which has been prevalent in Australian coastal planning and management for several decades. This paper uses the State of Victoria, Australia as a case study of how Governments are responding to these challenges through using the principles of ICZM. The paper will review recent inquires and investigations in Australia and canvas the policy responses to these reviews, concentrating on the State of Victoria. The paper analyses how consistent these evolving policy responses are with ICZM and suggests lessons for other jurisdictions arising from the Victorian experience.
ISBN 9780732640118
Language eng
Field of Research 050209 Natural Resource Management
Socio Economic Objective 960301 Climate Change Adaptation Measures
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
HERDC collection year 2010
Copyright notice ©2010, Monash University
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30033620

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