Stage B Report

Vision, Goals and Policy Frameworks

The vision of the Israel Marine Plan is established in consideration of the characteristics of Israel’s marine space and its natural, economic and cultural values,. The plan’s vision represents a comprehensive framework, according to which the principles and goals as previously stated in the Stage A Report.

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The 12 goals of the Israel Marine Plan are based on the vision of the Israel Marine Plan and the guiding principles, the unique characteristics of Israel’s marine space and the work of the plan’s team, professional advisors and stakeholders as presented in the Stage A Report.

In order to realize the plan’s goals, we propose a series of policy tools designated for and directed towards planning and managing the marine space within the framework of the Israel Marine Plan. These policy tools are arranged according to the goals presented above but do not necessarily contribute to only one goal. Some of these policy tools address a variety of goals. The plan, for the most part, state the specific bodies that should be charged with implementing the policy tools, nor does it give a time frame for their implementation – both of which depend on resource allocations from the government and other institutions. The assumption is that adoption of these policy tools will provide a solid foundation for promoting the plan’s goals, but will require additional government work in order to be carried out. Each of the aforementioned 12 goals calls for the application of specific and designated policy tools. Nonetheless, we can attempt to employ four generic types of tools:

(a) Initiating direct actions to promote the goal;
(b) Conducting R&D needed to promote the goal;
(c) Integrating environmental considerations (as well as social and economic consideration in relevant cases);
(d) Applying an ecology-based management ecosystem approach (EBM-EcAp).