Key Elements of the White Paper for Sustainable Coastal Development in South Africa

April 2000
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Coastal Management Policy Programme , Cape Town
StatementDepartment of Environmental Affairs and Tourism.
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The White Paper has four key messages, which include Recognising the Value of the Coast, Facilitating Sustainable Coastal Development, Promoting Co-ordinated and Integrated Coastal Management and Introducing a New Style of Management.

Contents. I urge all South Africans to participate in this debate. This Green Paper is the first step towards integrated coastal management and the first step towards sustainable coastal development. The next step, which is the formulation of a practical and strategic Coastal Policy White Paper.

Sustainable Coastal Development in South Africa. This White Paper provides the overall framework within which coastal development in the country takes place. The White Paper has four key messages, which include Recognising the Value of the Coast, Facilitating Sustainable Coastal Development, Promoting Co-ordinated and Integrated Coastal Management and Introducing a New Style of Management.

sustainable development is not only economically and socially sustainable, but environmentally sustainable as well.” The following section outlines sustainability theory and how. this has progressed over the last four decades. It is important to understand the sustainability principles in the context of future growth and development in South File Size: 1MB.

Global concerns for sustainable forest development. South Africa has certain duties towards the international community as a signatory to conventions and agreements arising from Age especially the Rome Declaration, to ensure that all its forests are sustainably developed and managed, insofar as this is applicable to South Africa.

White Paper on Environmental Management Policy FOREWORD When the Rio Earth Summit convened in the world came of age.

The decision to adopt and promote Sustainable Development was a defining moment in the history of social progress, peace and present and future.

The biosphere is a single whole and South Africa's biodiversity is one. billion). The direct economic benefits from coastal resources in South Africa are estimated to be approximately 35% of the countrys annual gross domestic product (GDP) (referring to the White Paper _).

Direct economic benefits include the marine fishing industry, port and harbour development and. Development and Promotion of Tourism in South Africa White Paper. G KB. 1 May Sustainable Forest Development in South Africa White Paper. G | File Size: 1 Mar Organisation, governance and funding of schools: Education White Paper 2 Facebook; Twitter; LinkedIn; WhatsApp; E-mail; Print; Explore Statements.

from all coastal goods and services in South Africa was approximately R billion, with indirect benefits contributing a further R billion (according to the White Paper on Sustainable Coastal Development of ). The coastal contribution to the national economy is most frequently measured as the total annual gross.

Wang, Sustainable Development Officer, Division for Sus-tainable Development, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs and Ms. Julie Powell, Sustainable Develop-ment Officer, Division for Sustainable Development, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs. The co-conveners and the group are grateful to H.E.

of South Africa’s ocean resources has been further enhanced with the purchase of a fleet of environmental vessels since Another highlight was the enactment of the Integrated Coastal Management Act ofwhich, among other things, seeks to rationalise the management, protection and development of the country’s coastline.

In terms of strategic priorities, the White Paper sets out South Africa’s climate change response strategy to achieve the National Climate Change Response Objective in a manner consistent with the outlined principles and approach and which is structured around the following strategic priorities: risk reduction and management; mitigation.

This is done by, inter a/ia, the regulations which have been promulgated in terms of the Environment Conservation Act, the White Paper on an Environmental Policy for South Africa, the White Paper on Conservation and Sustainable Use of the Biological Diversity of South Africa, et cetera.

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South Africa’s first Voluntary National Review (VNR) is testimony to the national commitment to the full and integrated implementation of Agenda and includes multi-stakeholder review will assist in understanding the impact of policies and programmes towards realising sustainable development and the considerable developmental challenges that remain.

opmental challenges and integral to sustainable development, as enshrined in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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South Africa has embraced the green economy as a means to achieve in-clusive and equitable growth that leads to sustainable development, poverty eradication and.

White Paper for Sustainable Coastal Development in South Africa White Paper on the National Environmental Management of the Ocean The National OCIMS is the result of collaborative partnerships led by the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries and managed by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research.

ABSTRACTEducation for Sustainable Development (ESD) is an educational approach that, by being a catalyst of social change, promotes sustainability.

Although South African education policy and practice appear to be oriented towards ESD, the concept is contested, and ragged with ambiguity and vagueness. Because the transformation of South African education is primarily aimed.

Sustainable architecture concept is an architecture that attempt to minimize negative impact on built environment with efficiency and moderation in using material, energy, and development space. This paper considers development and land use change in the coastal zone of the Ngqushwa and Ndlambe municipalities in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.

The two municipalities portray similar physical geographies, but have distinctly different socio-economic characteristics, which result in notable differences in development and land use patterns. • a rationale for the choice of the proposed set of indicators of sustainable development of the coastal zone; • details of how the indicators of sustainable development would be measured; • an example or two of a worked-up indicator; and, • suggestions as to how the indicator work could be taken forward.

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Purpose of the Report. The development of the ICM Act went through a number of phases, starting with a Green Paper (Towards Sustainable Coastal Development in South Africa) inwhich identified the need for a coastal policy and laid the foundation for the development of a White Paper (The White Paper for Sustainable Coastal Development) in A/RES/66/ - The Future We Want.

While we acknowledge that some progress has been made towards the fulfilment of international commitments related to Africa?s development needs, we emphasize that significant challenges remain in achieving sustainable development on the continent.

The global goals in Africa. Besides the Agenda, African countries have committed to implement the African Union Agendawhich is both a vision and a plan to build a more prosperous Africa in 50 years. The Agenda for Sustainable Development acknowledges the importance of the AU Agenda and considers it an integral part of it.

mate impacts and adaptation in South Africa. South Africa has a well-developed earth system science research program that underpins the climate change sce-narios developed for the southern African region. Established research on the biophysical impacts of climate change on key sectors (water, agriculture, and bio.

National Sustainable Development Policy: The White Paper on Reconstruction and Development () is a policy on socio-economic development in South Africa.

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Although it does not integrate. Publication South Africa and the DRC: Evaluating a South-South Partnership for Peace, Governance and Development "The ‘Rise of the South’ and the role of ‘emerging powers’ in global development has animated much of the political and economic discourse of the past decade.

Blue Economy Concept Paper 1). Introduction The “Rio +20” United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD), held in Rio de Janeiro, Junefocused on two key themes the further development and refinement of the Institutional Framework for Sustainable Development and the advancement of the “Green Economy” concept.

Nations defines sustainable development as a development strategy that focuses on meeting the demands and needs of present-day citizens without compromising the future’s ability to meet theirs’.

Sustainable development concentrates on aspects of the economy, society and environment in order to achieve its goals (Hart, ). existing strategies such as South Africa Connect, the national broadband policy5, the National Cybersecurity Policy Framework, and the National Information Society and Development Plan.

The Integrated ICT White Paper includes: Government’s approach to providing cross-government leadership and facilitating multi-stakeholder participation.

Since the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio (), sustainable development remained elusive for many African countries, with poverty being a major challenge and desertification, deforestation and climate change its main treats.

Furthermore, only 15% of the Sub-Saharan African rural population had access to electricity in and the continent sorely lacks.Western Cape Government.key role to play in humanitys future and that the blue economy offers an approach to sustainable development better suited to their circumstances, constraints and challenges.

1 This policy brief is an output of the Strategic Policy Advisory Unit (SPAU) in the UNDP Kenya Country Office.