The devastating tsunami has shown in a tragic way the great vulnerability and exposed nature of coastal communities to natural calamities. It also has drawn global attention to the poor living conditions of fishing communities and the many threats to the sustainable use of fishery resources and coastal ecosystems. Post-tsunami rehabilitation offers the opportunity to build back better, improve and make more secure the lives of disadvantaged sections of the population and set fisheries and coastal resource use on a sustainable footing.
Anualmente são extraídas cerca de 40 mil milhões de toneladas de areia no mundo para construir estradas, edifícios, telefones e microchips. Vários países africanos lançam agora o alerta, porque estão a ficar sem areia.
Zanzibar, um estado semi-autónomo da Tanzânia, dependente economicamente de turistas que vêm à procura das suas famosas praias. Em conversa com a DW, o ministro das Matérias Primas, Hamad Rashid Mohammed, lança o alerta: "Zanzibar está a ficar sem areia”.
By: Jonathan Kinghorn
Date: September 21st 2016
Source: Property Casualty 360
There is a growing awareness that good land use and planning can do much to reduce the impact of natural catastrophes.
Communities that understand the risks they face and mitigate those risks become resilient and can experience sustainable outcomes when affected by natural hazards.
The intensive development of tourism in
the Gulf of Aqaba presents both an opportunity and a dilemma
for Egypt. Intensive tourism, if left unmanaged, can inflict
irreversible damage on coral reef and desert ecosystems and
curtail the area's economic potential. Together with
current projections for a rapid expansion of the tourism
base in the Aqaba coast, degradation from mounting
recreational activities give rise to serious concerns about
This study answers the key questions on marine protected areas (MPAs) by assessing country experience with these and other tools along the marine management area continuum that have been adopted to address loss of biodiversity and fisheries and other marine resource degradation, which have eroded traditional use rights and cultural identify.
Fisheries contribute greatly to the
well-being of many millions of people. The sector generates
employment and economic values that are important to
individuals, communities and national economies. However,
the world's fishery resources are not infinite, and
appropriate conservation must be employed for ensuring
sustainable livelihood through fisheries in the future as
well. The Big Numbers Project, a collaborative effort by the
This policy note, Environmental
Management for a Sustainable Economic Development Strategy
for Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam, investigates six environmental
management topics which will affect the capacity of the
province to develop the economy and need to be underpinned
by strong environmental and natural resource management. The
six topics cover: agriculture, forestry, fisheries, land and
water, environmental law and regulations, and spatial
This report is the primary output from
the climate change impact and adaptation study for the
Bangkok Metropolitan Region (BMR) produced for the Bangkok
Metropolitan Administration (BMA) with financial support
provided by the World Bank. The report concerns climate
change, and provides an analysis of climate change impacts
and adaptation options for the BMR. In addition to the more
general matters on the physical setting and socioeconomics