Progress Report on the Ecosystem Approach on Arctic Marine Assessment and Management 2006-2008

PAME , Ecosystem approach
This progress report is based on the work assigned to the PAME Working Group in close coordination with other Arctic Council working groups and related projects in an effort to promote the implementation and compliance of applicable international instruments and governmental commitments through increased coordination and collaboration and trends towards integrated approaches such as ecosystem approaches in addressing the challenges of coastal and marine environment. An integrated ecosystem approach to management requires that development activities be coordinated in a way that minimizes their impact on the environment and integrates thinking across environmental, socio-economic, political and sectoral realms.