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The document library includes a wide array of outputs from projects (reports, presentations, case studies, terms of reference) as well as other content of interest to GEF International waters. Project managers and GEF International Waters staff are invited to give their feedback or submit case studies, ToRs, or other documentation to be included in the document library (info@iwlearn.org)

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03 Aug 2019 - publication - English Marine ecosystem regime shifts: challenges and opportunities for ecosystem-based management
AUTHORS: Phillip S. Levin and Christian Möllmann ABSTRACT: Regime shifts have been observed in marine ecosystems around the globe. These phenomena can result in dramatic changes in the provision of ecosystem services to coastal communities. A...
03 Aug 2019 - publication - English Implementation challenges of area-based management tools (ABMTs) for biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ)
AUTHOR: Elizabeth M. De Santo ABSTRACT: Area-based management tools (ABMTs), including marine protected areas (MPAs) are widely recognized as a key mechanism for conserving and restoring biodiversity. The developing international legally-bindi...
03 Aug 2019 - publication - English Mapping the global value and distribution of coral reef tourism
AUTHORS: Mark Spalding, Lauretta Burke, Spencer A. Wood, Joscelyne Ashpole, James Hutchison, Philine zu Ermgassen ABSTRACT: Global coral reef related tourism is one of the most significant examples of nature-based tourism from a single ecosyst...
03 Aug 2019 - publication - English Marine spatial planning for enhanced fisheries and aquaculture sustainability Its application in the Near East
AUTHORS: Geoffery J. Meaden, José Aguilar-Manjarrez, Richard Anthony Corner, Anne Marie O’Hagan, Francesco Cardia ABSTRACT: This document provides a clear and comprehensive account for the application of marine spatial planning (MSP) within th...
03 Aug 2019 - publication - English Marine spatial planning and Good Environmental Status: a perspective on spatial and temporal dimensions
AUTHORS: Alison J. Gilbert, Karen Alexander, Rafael Sardá, Raminta Brazinskaite, Christian Fischer, Kira Gee, Mark Jessopp, Peter Kershaw, Hans J. Los, David March Morla, Cathal O'Mahony, Mia Pihlajamäki, Siân Rees and Riku Varjopuro ABSTRACT:...
03 Aug 2019 - publication - English Maritime spatial planning: opportunities & challenges in the framework of the EU integrated maritime policy
AUTHORS: Nicole Schaefer and Vittorio Barale ABSTRACT: In recent years, maritime spatial planning (MSP) has become an internationally emerging, promising tool for the implementation of integrated ocean management. MSP provides the appropriate ...
03 Aug 2019 - publication - English Introduction to marine spatial planning
AUTHOR: Charles N. Ehler ABSTRACT: Competition and conflict for space and resources characterizes the oceans of the Coral Triangle. Because of some of the highest rates of population growth and increasing food and development needs, these wate...
03 Aug 2019 - publication - English Marine protected areas, marine spatial planning, and the resilience of marine ecosystems
AUTHORS: Robin Kundis Craig and Terry Hughes ABSTRACT: This chapter of a forthcoming book entitled RESILIENCE AND THE LAW explores the stressors to marine ecosystems and the role that place-based marine management, including marine protected a...
01 Aug 2019 - publication - English Scaling up Community Actions for International Waters Management
The GEF Small Grants Programme has supported the implementation of regional Strategic Action Programmes with 1,027 small grant projects in more than forty transboundary waterbodies around the World. SGP experience show that communities when empowe...
01 Aug 2019 - publication - English The Political Economy of Regionalism: The Relevance for International Waters and the Global Environment Facility
Most freshwater and marine systems are transboundary in nature and therefore depend on sound regionalism and regional governance. The way these transboundary water systems are governed and managed is of vital importance for economic and social dev...
01 Aug 2019 - publication - English Governance Challenges, Gaps and Management Opportunities in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction: A STAP Information Paper
Published in May 2017, this STAP information paper synthesizes the regulatory and legal frameworks of UNCLOS. It encourages the GEF to support actions that account for the diversity of ecosystem services that ABNJ provides to regulating the climat...
01 Aug 2019 - publication - English Blue Economy: Community Solutions
This publication includes examples from across different continents, ecosystems and cultures, but they all address the priorities of livelihoods and conservation in combination and bring benefits on both fronts. By giving local communities an imme...
01 Aug 2019 - publication - English Island Innovations
This publication showcases some of the most successful approaches and achievements emerging from Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and zooms in on a range of actions, including conservation and sustainable use of critical marine and coastal re...
31 Jul 2019 - publication - English Participatory Design of Multi-Use Platforms at Sea
AUTHORS: Sander van den Burg, Marian Stuiver, Jenny Norrman, Rita Garção, Tore Söderqvist, Christine Röckmann, Jan-Joost Schouten, Ole Petersen, Raul Guanche García, Pedro Diaz-Simal, Mark de Bel, Lucía Meneses Aja, Fabio Zagonari, Barbara Zanutti...
31 Jul 2019 - publication - English Social innovation – A future pathway for Blue growth?
AUTHORS: Katrine Soma, Sander W.K. van den Burg, Ellen W.J. Hoefnagel, Marian Stuiver, C. Martijn van der Heide ABSTRACT: The European Union has launched the Blue growth concept as a strategy for stimulating economic growth in European seas. I...
31 Jul 2019 - publication - English Securing a Long-term Future for Coral Reefs
AUTHORS: Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, Emma V. Kennedy, Hawthorne L. Beyer, Caleb McClennen and Hugh P. Possingham ABSTRACT: Severe degradation of coral reefs in recent decades has been driven by a range of threatening processes including climate change...
29 Jul 2019 - publication - English Conceptual advances on global scale assessments of vulnerability: Informing investments for coastal populations at risk of climate change
AUTHORS: Adrien Comte, Linwood H. Pendleton, Denis Bailly, Emmanuelle Quillérou ABSTRACT: Since the 1990s, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has used global assessments of vulnerability to inform investment and action agains...
29 Jul 2019 - publication - English The once and future treaty: Towards a new regime for biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction
AUTHORS: Rachel Tiller, Elizabeth De Santo, Elizabeth Mendenhall, Elizabeth Nyman ABSTRACT: The current regime governing Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (ABNJ) as a global commons has resulted in overutilization of fisheries resources and p...
29 Jul 2019 - publication - English The multi-use in wind farm projects: more conflicts or a win-win opportunity?
AUTHORS: Denis Lacroix and Sylvain Pioch ABSTRACT: The pressures on the use of the seashore are steadily rising, not only in developed countries but worldwide. Anthropogenic activity has long impacted the marine continental shelf down to a dep...
29 Jul 2019 - publication - English The potential of the blue economy : increasing long-term benefits of the sustainable use of marine resources for small island developing states and coastal least developed countries
AUTHORS: Marjo Vierros and Charlotte De Fontaubert ABSTRACT: This report was drafted by a working group of United Nations entities, the World Bank, and other stakeholders to suggest a common understanding of the blue economy; to highlight the...

 

 

 

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