“Enabling Transformative Biodiversity Governance in the Post-2020 Era” in Visseren-Hamakers, I.J. and M. KoK (eds), Transforming Biodiversity Governance (Cambridge University Press, 2022) 341-360 The whole book is available open access here.
“Transformative Governance for Ocean Biodiversity” in Visseren-Hamakers, I.J. and M. KoK (eds), Transforming Biodiversity Governance (Cambridge University Press, 2022) 313-338
Unpacking a human rights-based approach to small-scale fisheries: How the integrated protection of substantive and procedural human rights can contribute to achieving multiple Sustainable Development Goals Key messages: Implementing the SSF Guidelines in accordance with the human rights-based approach means ensuring the protection and promotion of the procedural and substantive rights of small-scale fishers, fishworkers […]
Capacity development in the Ocean Decade and beyond: Key questions about meanings, motivations, pathways, and measurements
“Capacity development is a major priority in the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (the Decade). Persistent disparities in ocean science capacity illustrate the substantial challenges to achieving the Decade’s stated goal of eradicating inequality. We argue that a new conversation about capacity development is essential for the success of the Decade […]
A Seismic Shift: A coalition of fishing communities, activists and lawyers has come together to keep the coasts and oceans of South Africa free of the destructive Blue Economy agenda
“A Seismic Shift: A coalition of fishing communities, activists and lawyers has come together to keep the coasts and oceans of South Africa free of the destructive Blue Economy agenda” in Samudra, March, No.87, pp.4-7, ISSN 0973-1121 by Jackie Sunde.
“Environmental justice refers broadly to the distribution of environmental benefits and burdens, and the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people in environmental decisionmaking and legal frameworks. The field of environmental justice initially developed out of a concern for the disproportionate distribution and impacts of environmental pollution and hazardous waste disposal on groups that […]
“The deep sea in South Africa remains poorly studied with insufficient information to underpin the soundenvironmental management needed to support an expanding ocean economy. Many other countries face similar challenges in developing sustainable ocean economies and there are new global efforts calling for more inclusive and equitable deep-sea science and management. There are frequent requests […]
“Plastic debris is the most common and exponentially increasing human pollutant in the world’s ocean. The distribution and impact of plastic in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans have been the subject of many publications but not so the Indian Ocean (IO). Some of the IO rim countries have the highest population densities globally and mismanagement […]
“After over a decade of international efforts to include the ocean in the policy discussions at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) annual Conference of the Parties (COP), the ocean has finally been included by, inter alia, a reference to ‘ocean-based action’ in a series of COP outcomes, notable among which is […]