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Comparative Ocean Governance: Place-Based Protections in an Era of Climate Change

ISBN13: 9781781951910
Published: November 2013
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback in 2012)
Price: £25.00
Hardback edition , ISBN13 9781848447912

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Comparative Ocean Governance examines the world's attempts to improve ocean governance through place-based management - marine protected areas, ocean zoning, marine spatial planning - and evaluates this growing trend in light of the advent of climate change and its impacts on the seas.

This monograph opens with an explanation of the economics of the oceans and their value to the global environment and the earth's population, the long-term stressors that have impacted oceans, and the new threats to ocean sustainability that climate change poses. It then examines the international framework for ocean management and coastal nations' increasing adoption of place-based governance regimes.

The final section explores how these place-based management regimes intersect with climate change adaptation efforts, either accidentally or intentionally. It then offers suggestions for making place-based marine management even more flexible and responsive for the future. Environmental law scholars, legislators and policymakers, marine scientists, and all those concerned for the welfare of the world's oceans will find this book of great value.

Environmental Law, Public International Law

Part I: The Ocean and its Threats
1. The Value of the Oceans
2. Non-Climate Threats to Marine Ecosystems and Biodiversity 3. Climate Change and the Oceans

Part II: Ocean Governance, International Law, and Place-based protections for Marine Ecosystems
4. The International Legal Framework of Ocean Governance
5. Place-based Marine Governance: An Overview

Part III: Adapting Place-based Marine Governance to Climate Change
6. 'Accidental' Adaptation: Climate Change and Existing Place-based Marine Management
7. Purposeful Climate Change Adaptation in Place-based Governance Systems
8. Making Marine Spatial Planning Climate Change Dynamic Conclusion