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Filter: Ecosystem-based Management
04 Dec 2018 by eve - manual - English Large Marine Ecosystems Strategic Approach Toolkit (2018)
Large Marine Ecosystem (LME) Projects are, by definition, “strategic” projects because they cover large territorial areas, involve many stakeholders at different levels and deal with the multiplicity of thematic subjects.
19 Nov 2018 by eve - presentation - English Session 5: Regional Ocean Governance Platform - draft proposal (Trumbic, Marrakesh 2018)
Presentation at the 20th Annual LME Consultative Meeting held in Marrakesh, Morocco, from 3-4 November 2018. Ivica Trumbic, GEF LME:LEARN
19 Nov 2018 by eve - presentation - English Session 6: UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (Ryabinin, Marrakesh 2018)
Presentation at the 20th Annual LME Consultative Meeting held in Marrakesh, Morocco, from 3-4 November 2018. Vladimir Ryabinin, IOC/UNESCO.
16 Nov 2018 by eve - presentation - English Session 1: Implementation of the ecosystem approach in the Adriatic through marine spatial planning (Markovic, Marrakesh 2018)
Presentation at the 20th Annual LME Consultative Meeting held in Marrakesh, Morocco, from 3-4 November 2018. Marina Markovic, PAP/RAC.
16 Nov 2018 by eve - presentation - English Session 3: Presentation of the LME:LEARN Toolkits’ Platform (Trumbic, Marrakesh 2018)
Presentation at the 20th Annual LME Consultative Meeting held in Marrakesh, Morocco, from 3-4 November 2018. Ivica Trumbic, GEF LME: LEARN.
16 Nov 2018 by eve - presentation - English Session 3: Demonstration exercise using the toolkits platform. Participants will break into several groups (Degger, Marrakesh 2018)
Presentation at the 20th Annual LME Consultative Meeting held in Marrakesh, Morocco, from 3-4 November 2018. Natalie Degger, GEF LME/IW:LEARN.
18 Sep 2018 by eve - publication - English Ecosystem Management: Adaptive, Community-Based Conservation (2002)
Human activity over the past several hundred years has left a significant and growing footprint on planet Earth. In no period of human history has our species had a greater impact on the biophysical world. Ozone holes at the poles and microcontami...
18 Sep 2018 by eve - publication - English Sea sick? Setting targets to assess ocean health and ecosystem services (2012)
The benefits provided by a healthy ocean are receiving increasing attention in policy and management spheres. A fundamental challenge with assessing ocean health and ecosystem services is that we lack a scientific framework for expressing ecosyste...
17 Sep 2018 by eve - publication - English Valuing the Benefits, Costs and Impacts of Ecosystem-based Adaptation Measures: A sourcebook of methods for decision-making (2017)
EbA valuation is the process of describing, measuring and analysing how the benefits, costs and impacts arising from the implementation of ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation are generated, received and perceived.
13 Sep 2018 by eve - publication - English The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity Quantitative Assessment (2011)
This report is a response to evidence of a widespread loss of ecosystem quality at different scales (local, regional and global), a loss which is on-going and does not appear to be slowing down (Butchart et al., 2010). 2010 was the UN Year of Biod...
10 Sep 2018 by eve - publication - English The Ecosystem Approach in Maritime Spatial Planning (2017)
There is a lot of talk about the Ecosystem Approach, or as called in the EU-directives “an Ecosystem Based Approach”, in Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP). Many have heard its name but few have actually seen it. And those who have cannot really be s...
10 Sep 2018 by eve - publication - English BUILDING SITE BASED SCENARIOS: TOOLS AND APPROACHES FOR IMPLEMENTATION IN THE VALMER PROJECT
The way we make decisions relating to the coastal and marine environment has seen a gradual change over a number of years and the involvement of people and those affected by the decisions has become more prominent. One way of involving stakeholder...
07 Sep 2018 by eve - publication - English Taking Steps toward Marine and Coastal Ecosystem-Based Management - An Introductory Guide (2011)
People have been managing uses of marine and coastal ecosystems for centuries — from tribal authorities establishing marine tenure and taboos on resource use, to the modern era of complex governance. Yet today, the degraded condition of many seas ...
03 Sep 2018 by eve - publication - English Regional Cooperation in Ecosystem-based Management in the Seas of East Asia: The Partnership Approach (2006)
PEMSEA has adopted the concept of ecosystem-based management for river basins, estuaries and coastal seas in the region through the application of integrated and adaptive management approaches in addressing pollution, loss of habitats and biodiver...
28 Aug 2018 by eve - publication - English Sustainability, biomass yields, and health of coastal ecosystems: an ecological perspective (1994)
The sustainability, health and biomass ylelds of marine resources can be enhanced by the implementation of a more holistic and ecologically based strategy for assessing, monitoring, and managing coastal ecosystems than has been generally practice...
28 Aug 2018 by eve - presentation - English Regional Cooperation in Ecosystem-based Management in the Seas of East Asia: The Partnership Approach (2006)
PEMSEA has adopted the concept of ecosystem-based management for river basins, estuaries and coastal seas in the region through the application of integrated and adaptive management approaches in addressing pollution, loss of habitats and biodiver...
27 Aug 2018 by eve - publication - English Strengthening global governance of Large Marine Ecosystems by incorporating coastal management and Marine Protected Areas (2016)
After 20 years of programming GEF International Waters (IW) LME projects, it is time to assemble experiences and promote learning and capacity building among the projects in the LME portfolio. This review is focused on strengthening the multi-scal...
27 Aug 2018 by eve - manual - English Marine Spatial Planning: a step-by-step approach toward ecosystem-based management. IOC Manual and Guides no. 53 (2009)
During recent years, marine spatial planning (MSP) has been the focus of considerable interest throughout the world, particularly in heavily used marine areas. MSP offers countries an operational framework to maintain the value of their marine bio...
30 Apr 2018 by eve - outreach-material - English Strengthening the GEF Marine and Coastal portfolio - GEF LME:LEARN Services brochure
A key element of improved ocean governance is mainstreaming cooperation and coordination between Large Marine Ecosystems (LMEs), Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), Integrated Coastal Management (ICM) and Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) projects with ove...
11 Sep 2017 by eve - publication The Large Marine Ecosystem approach: Application of an integrated, modular strategy in projects supported by the Global Environment Facility (2014)
This paper describes the utility and application of a methodology for monitoring, assessing and managing Large Marine Ecosystems (LMEs) that has been applied in projects receiving financial assistance from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) ove...

 

 

 

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