Regional and Governmental Action Plan for Integration of Port Development and Environmental Restoration

  • Keita Furukawa
Conference paper


There is now a strong public desire to conserve and restore the natural environment of the coastline and a trend towards public participation in those activities by coastline communities. National policy initiatives in this regard have been made these last 10 years in Japan. All revised laws are clearly expressing a concern for environmental conservation and restoration. For example, the Port and Harbor Law clarified the governmental commitment to environmental conservation in the port and harbor administration, stipulating that environmental considerations must be incorporated into port and harbor development. Two case studies from Tokyo Bay and Mikawa Bay will be presented as case studies as representatives of the top-down and bottom-up approach, respectively. These studies tried to highlight the importance of role sharing with the concerned parties to find a balance of the top-down and bottom-up approaches to enable wise use of the coastal ecosystem.


Chemical Oxygen Demand Ecosystem Approach Ecological Network Basic Environment Habitat Suitability Index 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Institute for Land Infrastructure ManagementYokosukaJapan

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