Tian, Haiyan; Lindenmayer, David B; Wong, Gabriel T. W.; Mao, Zhu; Huang, Yi; Xue, Xiongzhi
Decision-makers often have to make trade-offs between economic growth and environmental conservation when developing and managing coastal environments. Coastal development and management need to be subject to rigorous assessments to determine if they are sustainable over time. We propose a methodological framework — the Coastal Development Index (CDI) for the assessment of the changes in sustainability of coastal development over time. CDI is a modified version of the Ocean Health Index (OHI)...[Show more]
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