Governing ecosystem-based management: why and how we should think about collaborative networks

Author(s): Beatrice Crona
In: Stockholm Resilience Centre brief
Year: 2016
Type: Policy brief or report
Theme affiliation: Marine, Stewardship
Link to centre authors: Crona, Beatrice
Full reference: Crona. B., et.al. 2016. Governing ecosystem-based management: why and how we should think about collaborative networks. Stockholm Resilience Centre, November 2016

Summary

• Ecosystem-based management (EBM) has become a leading principle in environmental governance and constitutes an overarching strategy for how to deal with the complexity of environmental challenges
• EBM implies a management process in which an ecosystem-based perspective is evident in management goals and strategies, and guides processes of monitoring and evaluation
• Collaboration across management levels, and stakeholder participation, are prerequisites for EBM
• Collaboration is challenging, however, and the development of networks per se is no guarantee for EBM that is perceived as effective and legitimate
• Knowledge of what types of networks are better suited for collaboration, and how public managers can govern, or promote, such collaboration is important for EBM success

Related brief: An analytical framework for assessing progress toward ecosystem-based managementPDF (pdf, 5.5 MB)

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