Implementing the ecosystem approach through area-based management

Daniela Diz*

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While globally embraced by the international community as a concept, the ecosystem approach challenges the siloed approach that is characteristic of ocean governance and management in practice. Area-based management tools, such as marine protected areas (MPAs) and other effective area-based conservation measures (OECMs) can serve as a stepping stone in the implementation of the ecosystem approach as these require cross-sectoral cooperation. This chapter assesses how existing guidance, particularly, under the CBD for the implementation of ecologically representative, well-connected systems of effectively and equitably managed systems of MPAs and OECMs can facilitate such implementation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch Handbook on Ocean Governance Law
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781839107696
ISBN (Print)9781839107689
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jan 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)


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