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UNAM: Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences ICZM Course

The coastal zone is an interface between the marine and the terrestrial ecosystems that provides huge value to coastal nations. There are multiple coastal zone activities and they affect each other and have recently triggered a paradigm shift from a fragmented sector-by-sector approach to an integrated and holistic management or Integrated Coastal Management (ICM). The prominence of the ICM concept emerged during the preparation for the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) towards the Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in June 1992. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) formed by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) also endorsed the ICM concept as a tool to respond to various potential dangers to biodiversity arising from climate change such as sea-level rise.

The ICZM module aims to introduce the future decision makers on issues including, sustainable development to maintain or preserve, amongst others, biological diversity in coastal and marine ecosystems. It also introduces the students to a good ICM approach that seek eradicate and dissipate inter-sectoral conflicts, incompatible activities and a failure to meet the current and future human needs.

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Format of the sub-modules
1. Introduction to ICZM
2. Management Concepts in ICZM
3. What is ICZM in Detail
4. The Guiding Principles of ICZM
5. Which Institutions Carry out ICZM
6. Biodiversity
7. Global Atmospheric Change and Coastal Areas
8. Anthropogenic Interferences in Coastal Areas
9. Sustainable Development and Key Tools that Promote Sustainable Development in Coastal Areas
10. Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)
11. Monitoring and Evaluation