Handbook on the Economics and Management of Sustainable Oceans


Handbook on the Economics and Management of Sustainable Oceans

9781786430717 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Paulo A.L.D. Nunes, Global Manager and Coordinator, Ecosystems Economics Unit, United Nations Environment Programme, Kenya, Lisa Emelia Svensson, Centre for Business in Society, School of Business, Economics and Law, Gothenburg University, Sweden and Anil Markandya, Basque Centre for Climate Change, Spain and Honorary Professor, University of Bath, UK
Publication Date: 2017 ISBN: 978 1 78643 071 7 Extent: 616 pp
The trans-disciplinary thematic areas of oceans management and policy require stocktaking of the state of knowledge on ecosystem services being derived from coastal and marine areas. Recently adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) especially Goals 14 and 15 explicitly focus on this. This Handbook brings together a carefully chosen set of world-class contributions from ecology, economics, and other development science and attempts to provide policy relevant scientific information on ecosystem services from marine and coastal ecosystems, nuances of economic valuation, relevant legal and sociological response policies for effective management of marine areas for enhanced human well being. The contributors focus on the possible nexus of science-society and science-policy with the objective of informing on decision makers of the governmental agencies, business and industry and civil society in general with respect to sustainable management of Oceans.

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As governments around the world work towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, the trans-disciplinary topic of ocean management is fast being recognized as one of the most important challenges of the twenty-first century. This timely Handbook takes stock of the state of knowledge on ecosystem services derived from coastal and marine areas and offers innovative proposals for the future of this important topic.

The Handbook on the Economics and Management of Sustainable Oceans brings together a carefully chosen collection of world-class contributions from ecology, economics and other development sciences. It provides policy-relevant scientific information on key topics such as ecosystem services from marine and coastal ecosystems and the nuances of economic valuation. Detailed chapters also consider relevant legal and sociological response policies for effective management of marine areas for enhanced human well-being.

This comprehensive Handbook will be essential reading for advanced students and academics in economics, environment studies and resource management. The contributors also focus on the nexus of science–society and science–policy with the objective of educating decision-makers in governmental agencies, industry and civil society.
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‘This important new book reveals the complex issues facing the planet’s oceans: a vital global commons. The detailed description of practical policy tools and innovative solutions should be recommended reading for anyone working on the health and sustainable management of the marine environment.’
– Naoko Ishii, CEO and Chairperson, Global Environment Facility

‘This comprehensive Handbook highlights, using both a scientific and a social lens, the importance of ocean governance, conservation and sustainable management. Healthy oceans play fundamental roles in improving human health and well-being, contributing to food security and mitigating impacts of climate change. The complexity of the issues relating to oceans requires multidimensional solutions that integrate all aspects of the socio-ecological system. This Handbook highlights solutions derived from a blue economy and an increased role of the private sector, leading to a more sustainable use of ocean resources within the framework of the 2030 Agenda.’
– Mette Wilkie, United Nations Environment Programme

‘This Handbook is a valuable instrument for science-based decision-making – either by corporate, public or third-sector organizations – on a growingly strategic field: sustainable management and conservation of oceans. We should be grateful to all 109 contributors to this important book and make use of its lessons to successfully implement the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.’
– Teresa Patrício Gouveia, Trustee, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

Contributors: M. Bailey, Y. Beaudoin, D. Belhabib, R. Billé, F. Bosello, J.H. Brito, V. Burgener, S. Bush, N. Carlson, S. Cataudella, L. Chabason, W. Chen, W. Cheung, G. da Fonseca, O.G. Dávila, E. Delpiazzo, S.T.M. Dissanayake, P. Drankier, I. Drysdale, S. Dupont, F. Eboli, G. Fauville, N. Ferri, D. Fezzardi, M.R. Flores, Y. Fujita, B. Galil, M. Garmendia, A. Ghermandi, E. Giacomello, A. Giannouli, G. Gitti, J. Gowdy, R.A. Groeneveld, M. Hamid, S. Hansen, L. Hansson, L. Karrer, M. Kettunen, E. Kotoroni, P. Koundouri, V. Lam, H. Lindhjem, M. Loureiro, K. Magnussen, E. Mailli, A. Markandya, F. Marques, J. Marsden, F. Massa, J. Matos de Sousa, M. McField, G. Menezes, M. Metian, D. Miller, B. Milligan, K. Mintenbeck, E.Y. Mohammed, E.J. Molenaar, R. Mongruel, K. Mutafoglu, S. Navrud, P.A.L.D. Nunes, D.O. Obura, E. Ojea, N. Okubo, L. Onofri, A. Onuma, M. Omori, D. Osborn, A. Pacheco Capella, A. Padilla, C. Papagianni, M. Pascual, D. Pauly, A.G. Petersen, R. Pott, H. Ralison, A. Ressurreição, J. Ribeiro, J. Richardson, J. Rochette, D. Russi, M. Samoilys, C. Santos, L.V. Santuario, P. Scheren, J.-P. Schweitzer, M. Seneque, C. Severin, P. Shah, I. Souliotis, A. Srour, P. Steele, D. Steinbach, R.M. Sultan, R. Sumaila, L.E. Svensson, V. Sweeney, J. Tanzer, P. ten Brink, L. The, F. Thevenon, J. van den Bergh, D. Waruinge, E. Watkins, S. Withana, P. Ziveri

Achim Steiner

Paulo A.L.D. Nunes, Lisa Emelia Svensson, Anil Markandya

PART I: Emerging Multi-disciplinary Methods for Valuation of Marine and Coastal Ecosystem Services
1. A Socio-Economic Framework for Integrating Multi-Use Offshore Platforms in Sustainable Blue Growth Management: Theory and Applications
Phoebe Koundouri, Wenting Chen, Osiel González Dávila, Amerissa Giannouli, José Hernández Brito, Erasmia Kotoroni, Evdokia Mailli, Katja Mintenbeck, Chrysoula Papagianni and Ioannis Souliotis

2. The Northern Mozambique Channel – A Capitals Approach to a Blue Economy Future
David O. Obura, Valerie Burgener, Harifidy O. Ralison, Peter Scheren, Paulo A.L.D. Nunes, Melita Samoilys, Dixon Waruinge and John Tanzer

3. Nature’s ‘Blue’ Value: Innovating Approaches to Valuing our Ocean and Coasts
Yannick Beaudoin, Alberto Pacheco Capella, Julie Richardson, Remi Mongruel, Megan Seneque, Jim Marsden and John Gowdy

4. Aquaculture in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea: a Blue Growth Perspective
Fabio Massa, Laura Onofri and Davide Fezzardi

5. Valuing Marine Ecosystem Services Loss from Oil Spills for Use in Cost-Benefit Analysis of Preventive Measures
Ståle Navrud, Henrik Lindhjem and Kristin Magnussen

6. Assessing the Annual Revenue of Marine Industries Operating at Condor Seamount, Azores
Adriana Ressurreição, Gui Menezes and Eva Giacomello

7. Economic Value of Marine Ecosystem Services for Sustainable Ocean Management – the Case of Mauritius
Riad Sultan

8. Preferences for Marine Protection in Okinawa: A Comparison of Management Options and Two Groups of Beneficiaries
Payal Shah, Sahan T. M. Dissanayake, Nils Carlson, Yoko Fujita and Paulo A.L.D. Nunes

Part II The Testimony of Economic Valuation in Ocean Management
9. Collaborative, Adaptive Management of the Mesoamerican Reef
Melanie McField, Ian Drysdale, Marisol Rueda Flores, Roberto Pott and Ana Giró Petersen

10. Operationalizing the Ecosystem Approach to Resolve Mismatches in Ocean Governance
Maialen Garmendia, Anil Markandya, Elena Ojea and Marta Pascual

11. Impact of High Seas Closure on Food Security in Low Income Fish Dependent Countries
Louise Teh, Vicky Lam, William Cheung, Dana Miller, Lydia Teh and U. Rashid Sumaila

12. Jellyfish Outbreaks and Recreation in the Mediterranean Sea: Welfare Impacts and Impacted Recreationist Types in Tel Aviv and Barcelona Coastlines
Maria Loureiro, Andrea Ghermandi, Bella Galil, John Gowdy and Paulo A.L.D. Nunes

13. A Story of the Successful Application of a Co-management Fishing Regime in Suruga Bay, Japan
Makoto Omori, Ayumi Onuma and Nami Okubo

14. The Socio-economic Impacts of Marine Litter, Including the Costs of Policy Inaction and Action
Emma Watkins, Patrick ten Brink, Sirini Withana, Marianne Kettunen, Daniela Russi, Konar Mutafoglu, Jean-Pierre Schweitzer and Giulia Gitti

15. Fiscal Reforms for Sustainable Marine Fisheries Governance: Institutional Frameworks and Design Essentials
Essam Yassin Mohammed, Dave Steinbach, Paul Steele and Ben Milligan

16. Adaptation Policies and Strategies as a Response to Ocean Acidification and Warming in the Mediterranean Sea
Patrizia Ziveri, Elisa Delpiazzo, Francesco Bosello, Fabio Eboli and Jeroen van den Bergh

17. Tackling Marine Plastic Pollution: Monitoring, Policies, and Sustainable Development Solutions
Florian Thevenon and João Matos de Sousa

Part III The Role of Science to Policy interface in Ocean Governance
18. The UN Architecture for Ocean Science Knowledge and Governance
Luis Valdés

19. Ocean Acidification: Impacts and Governance
David Osborn, Sam Dupont, Lina Hansson and Marc Metian

20. Private Governance of Ocean Resources
Rolf A. Groeneveld, Simon R. Bush and Megan Bailey

21. The GEF Perspective: Strengthening Ocean Health and Ecosystem Services Through Transboundary Partnerships
Gustavo A.B. da Fonseca, Leah Karrer, Christian Severin, Mish Hamid and Steffen Hansen

22. Post-Rio+20 Effective Management for Sustainability: The Case of the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Stefano Cataudella, Abdellah Srour and Nicola Ferri

23. On Governance in Fisheries in Senegal: from Top-down Control to Co-management
Dyhia Belhabib, Allan Padilla, U. Rashid Sumaila and Daniel Pauly

24. Portuguese National Ocean Strategy 2013–2020
João Ribeiro, Conceição Santos and Fernando Marques

25. Regional Oceans Governance: Making Regional Seas Programmes, Regional
Fishery Bodies and Large Marine Ecosystem Mechanisms Work Better Together
Raphaël Billé, Lucien Chabason, Petra Drankier, Erik J.Molenaar and Julien Rochette

26. Ocean Literacy as a Key Toward Sustainable Development and Ocean Governance
Sam Dupont and Géraldine Fauville

27. Consolidating 20 years of GPA and its Activities in Improving Sustainable Use of Oceans
Vincent Sweeney


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