Transformative Governance for Ocean Biodiversity

To appear in Visseren-Hamakers, I.J. and Kok, M. (eds), Transforming Biodiversity Governance (Cambridge University Press, forth 2021)

36 Pages Posted: 28 May 2021

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Bolanle Erinosho

University of Cape Coast, Ghana

Hashali Hamukuaya

Nelson Mandela University

Claire Lajaunie

Inserm; LPED-Laboratoire Populaition Environnement Developpement

Alana Lancaster

University of the West Indies (Cave Hill) - Faculty of Law, Cave Hill Campus

Mitchell Lennan

University of Strathclyde - Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance

Pierre Mazzega

University of Toulouse 3, Paul Sabatier University - INSERM

Elisa Morgera

Strathclyde Law School

Bernadette Snow

University of Strathclyde - School of Law; Nelson Mandela University, Institute for Coastal and Marine Research

Date Written: May 26, 2021

Abstract

This Chapter analyzes the major underlying causes of marine biodiversity loss and focuses specifically on the lessons learnt for transformative ocean governance in the context of area-based management and spatial planning. It illustrates the broad recognition of the vital need for integrative, anticipatory, adaptive and inclusive governance of ocean biodiversity. Fundamentally, however, the Chapter underscores the need for transdisciplinary governance in supporting integration, inclusion and learning in ocean affairs for transformative change. An alternative governance approach is proposed: building on the inter-dependencies between human rights and marine biodiversity, a broader approach to fair and equitable benefit-sharing can support institutionalized shifts towards more transdisciplinary, integrative, inclusive and adaptive governance for the ocean at different scales.

Keywords: ocean governance, marine biodiversity, equity, benefit-sharing, marine protected areas, marine spatial planning, area-based management

Suggested Citation

Erinosho, Bolanle and Hamukuaya, Hashali and Lajaunie, Claire and Lancaster, Alana and Lennan, Mitchell and Mazzega, Pierre and Morgera, Elisa and Snow, Bernadette, Transformative Governance for Ocean Biodiversity (May 26, 2021). To appear in Visseren-Hamakers, I.J. and Kok, M. (eds), Transforming Biodiversity Governance (Cambridge University Press, forth 2021), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3853886

Bolanle Erinosho

University of Cape Coast, Ghana ( email )

Hashali Hamukuaya

Nelson Mandela University ( email )

Port Elizabeth, 6031
South Africa

Claire Lajaunie

Inserm ( email )

Marseille
France

LPED-Laboratoire Populaition Environnement Developpement ( email )

Marseille
France

Alana Lancaster

University of the West Indies (Cave Hill) - Faculty of Law, Cave Hill Campus ( email )

University of the West Indies
Bridgetown
Barbados

Mitchell Lennan

University of Strathclyde - Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance ( email )

16 Richmond Street
Glasgow 1XQ, Scotland G1 1XQ
United Kingdom

Pierre Mazzega

University of Toulouse 3, Paul Sabatier University - INSERM ( email )

Toulouse
France

Elisa Morgera (Contact Author)

Strathclyde Law School ( email )

Lord Hope Building
141 St James Rd
Glasgow 1XQ, Scotland
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://www.strath.ac.uk/research/strathclydecentreenvironmentallawgovernance/

Bernadette Snow

University of Strathclyde - School of Law ( email )

Lord Hope Building
John Anderson Campus 141 St. James' Rd
Glasgow G4 0LT, Scotland G4 0LT
United Kingdom

Nelson Mandela University, Institute for Coastal and Marine Research ( email )

Port Elizabeth, 6031
South Africa

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