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Special Issue "Global Governance and Biodiversity Loss"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainability, Biodiversity and Conservation".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2021) | Viewed by 1024
Special Issue Editors
Interests: governance of protected areas in developing countries; ecological economics; ecosystem services; global issues
Interests: behavioral economics; environmental governance; institutional analysis
Special Issue Information
The COVID-19 pandemic has made global inter-dependencies blatantly clear, not only among human societies but also between humans, their production systems, and natural ecosystems. The pandemic has also shown distinctly global and local inequalities, as well as a variety of problems related to governance gaps in various fields—from health systems to biodiversity conservation.
Recent analyses on the causes of biodiversity loss have shown the importance of international dynamics in driving land-use changes resulting in large-scale clearing of native ecosystems. The expansion of export-oriented mono-crops, mining, and timber extraction (to supply the consumption in distant world regions) is among the most important drivers of tropical biodiversity decline. Such global socio-environmental interactions and inter-dependencies, mediated by international networks and value chains (often referred to as “telecoupling”), call for a focus on governance mechanisms at the global level. It is highly probable that the global governance gap in the field of biodiversity conservation is one of the most remarkable challenges the planet is currently facing, jointly with climate change (a problem with which biodiversity loss is also intertwined).
The decision stakes of global biodiversity governance surpass domains at the national policy level, including setting goals within the framework of international conventions, corporate decisions regarding international outsourcing strategies and standards, consumption patterns, and the policy agenda and projects of big conservation NGOs.
This Special Issue aims to provide an outlet for studies dealing with the analysis of global relations, processes, inter-dependencies, and governance settings shaping biodiversity conservation and loss. Articles addressing the drivers of tropical biodiversity loss—and the associated governance challenges—across geographical scales are particularly welcome.
Dr. Philippe Méral
Dr. Roldan Muradian
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- international agreements
- global value chains