sustainable development

Global environmental governance, traditional ecological knowledge and blue carbon

This study presents an analysis of global blue carbon governance – including market-based instruments, public investment, partnership initiatives, and community-centred management schemes – and evaluates the extent to which these different approaches facilitate or constrain the integration of indigenous and local knowledge. The paper offers valuable insights on the applicability of different blue carbon governance mechanisms to small island states (SIS) in the Pacific, and their potential to contribute to sustainability outcomes including social-ecological health and environmental justice.

This project was commenced by Carolina Contreras in mid-2017. 

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