Reframing for Sustainability: Exploring Transformative Power of Benefit Sharing
AbstractIt is broadly agreed that development needs and effects from changing environment will increase pressure on the ways natural resources are utilized and shared at present. In most parts of the world, resource stress has already reached unprecedented levels setting resource sustainability high on the policy agenda on multiple governance levels. This paper aims to explain how the benefit sharing approach can help reframe the debate for sustainability, its advantages and disadvantages for transforming governance challenges and adapting to increasing resource stress. We bring together fragmented discussions of benefit sharing from three resource domains: water, land, and biodiversity. Both theoretical and empirical examples are provided to aid understanding of how benefit sharing can facilitate adaptive governance processes in complex socio-ecological systems. The findings highlight importance of integrating the long-term perspective when societies move from volumes toward values of shared natural resources, as well as setting environmental conservation and equitable allocation as the top priority for benefit sharing to be sustainable. View Full-Text
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Soliev, I.; Theesfeld, I. Reframing for Sustainability: Exploring Transformative Power of Benefit Sharing. Sustainability 2017, 9, 1486.
Soliev I, Theesfeld I. Reframing for Sustainability: Exploring Transformative Power of Benefit Sharing. Sustainability. 2017; 9(8):1486.Chicago/Turabian Style
Soliev, Ilkhom; Theesfeld, Insa. 2017. "Reframing for Sustainability: Exploring Transformative Power of Benefit Sharing." Sustainability 9, no. 8: 1486.
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