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Policy brief: What child environmental human rights defenders need to know to defend and protect a healthy ocean

“See first: Child-Friendly General Comment 26 on Children’s Rights and the Environment, with a Special Focus on Climate Change This information sheet is for child environmental human rights defenders, to support their action and advocacy on the impact of a healthy ocean on children’s rights. In the 2023 General Comment 26 on children’s rights and […]

Policy brief: What children’s human rights experts need to know about a healthy oceanas part of the right to a clean, healthy, and sustainable environment.

“This info sheet provides an overview of the relevance of the ocean in the UN General Comment No. 26 on children’s rights and the environment, with a special focus on climate change (GC26). GC26 provides authoritative guidance on how the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child depends on progress in […]

Policy brief: What ocean experts need to know about children’s human right to aclean, healthy, and sustainable environment, including a healthy ocean.

“This info sheet is aimed at ocean experts, to clarify the relevance of the ocean for the realisation of children’s right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment, as set out in the recent UN General Comment No. 26 on children’s rights and the environment, with a special focus on climate change (GC26). The GC […]

Climate Change and Financial Inclusion in Namibia

“Natural catastrophes caused by climate change harm an estimated 200 million people worldwide. Droughts, flooding, pollution and other meteorological phenomena pose a particular hazard to developing countries such as Namibia, which lack the resources to deal with them. The poor and marginalised are the most vulnerable within those countries, as climate change increases the cost […]

Financial Inclusion and the Small-Scale Fisheries Sector in Namibia: A Contemporary Legal Perspective

“The small-scale fisheries (SSF) sector in Namibia has largely been financially excluded and mostly characterised by a limited access to financial services, and scarcity of financial resources for investment fishing projects. This is attributed to the fact that most of fisherman constituting Namibia’s SSF sector are from marginalised coastal communities owing to a limited or […]

Fighting fisheries crimes in the fisheries industry: Practical training reflections of the efficacy of Namibia’s fisheries law enforcement

“Fisheries crimes pose a significant challenge to Namibian and international law enforcement organisations and/or agencies. Such crimes are typically distinguished by illegal actions that, in certain instances, are transnational and organised in nature. Illegal shipping of marine resources, illegal fishing, corruption, money laundering, and document and tax fraud are all examples of fisheries crimes. Fighting […]

Protecting Children’s Rights to Development and Culture by Re-Imagining “Ocean Literacies.”

“This paper explores the relevance of existing international legal standards on children’s human rights to a healthy ocean. In particular, we reflect on the still underestimated importance of a healthy ocean for children’s human right to development and cultural rights. Focusing on environmental education, we argue that the concept of ocean literacy should rather be […]

Analysis across case-based global sustainability projects: an emerging challenge for ocean conflict research in the Anthropocene

“A growing number of global ocean conflict studies over the last decade have set out to advance sustainability in the Anthropocene. Many of these research projects use multiple case studies to extract lessons for wider contexts. The methods used by these studies, and the extent to which their results have validity beyond the individual case study, often […]

Grandmothers of the sea: Stories and lessons from five Xhosa ocean elders

“Hydrofeminist Thinking with Oceans brings together authors who are thinking in, with and through the spaces of ocean/s and beaches in South African contexts to make alternative knowledges towards a justice-to-come and flourishing at a planetary level. Primary scholarly locations for this work include feminist new materialist and post-humanist thinking, and specifically locates itself within hydrofeminist […]