Future Earth Coasts

Lessons and key principles on emerging global marine assessment
(Fawkes et al. 2021)

A new publication is out now, and the first coming from FEC to be published in Anthropocene Coasts!

Lead by FEC Fellow Kyle Fawkes, the paper focuses on the evolution of global assessments of the marine environment and aims to provide guidance on their future direction. Critically, it looks across to other assessment domains and distils the principles that have enabled influential and action-oriented assessments to flourish.

To elaborate on these principles, the paper focuses on case study examples from the experiences of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the Intergovernmental Science Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), and the Global Environment Outlook (GEO). Finally, the paper speculates on how the distilled principles could best be applied within the context of global marine governance systems and the historical evolution of marine assessments. Find the article here.

Fawkes, K., Ferse, S., Scheffers, A. and Cummins, V., 2021.
Learning from experience: what the emerging global marine assessment community can learn from the social processes of other global environmental assessments.
Anthropocene Coasts, 4(1), pp.87-114.

Anthropocene Coasts is an academic journal concerned with multidisciplinary studies on the regime shift in response to concentrated human activities in the world estuarine and coastal regions, with the background of climate change.

More From This Category…