Professor Eddie Allison and co-authors recently published an article in Frontiers in Marine Science titled “Securing a just space for small-scale fisheries in the blue economy.” The article discusses how Blue Economy/Blue Growth initiatives see the ocean as the new economic frontier, but the largest group of ocean-users – women and men who service, fish and trade from small-scale fisheries (SSF) are being squeezed for geographic, political and economic space by larger scale economic and environmental conservation interests. The authors bring insights from social science and SSF to explore how ocean governance might better account for social dimensions of fisheries.
Professor Patrick Christie and co-authors published a paper in Biological Conservation titled “Top 100 research questions for biodiversity conservation in Southeast Asia.” The authors carried out a research prioritisation exercise involving 64 experts whose research relates to conservation biology and sustainability in SE Asia. Experts proposed the most pressing research questions which, if answered, would advance the goals of biodiversity conservation and sustainable development in SE Asia. The authors received a total of 333 questions through three rounds of elicitation, ranked them (by votes) following a workshop and grouped them into themes.
Professor Nives Dolšak and UW Director of the Center for Environmental Politics Aseem Prakash recently published several articles featured on Forbes including “Are Climate Action Supporters Avoiding the Green New Deal Label?” which discusses why the Green New Deal has gained such little support from the House, Senate and even environmental organizations. “The Notre Dam Fire, The Carbon Tax and Climate Policy” argues that the climate movement needs a better communications strategy that shows how climate action solves local problems of the common people and not get hung up on the carbon tax and go with a policy instrument that has political support.