We are pleased to publicise the Policy Brief “Social participation in coastal and ocean management in Brazil: Lessons learnt and ways ahead”. It can be downloaded in English and Portuguese from https://www.leibniz-zmt.de/en/research/publications/policy-briefs.html
It presents the main findings of a collaborative study of Brazilian and German partners that reviews participatory practices and their outcomes in the Brazilian coastal zone. How has Brazilian coastal and ocean management evolved in terms of including vulnerable populations, in particular direct ecosystem users?
It is shown that social participation is threatened and needs to be supported by improving the effective representation of civil society. Based on the analysis, the authors provide recommendations on how to improve participation. Based on the Brazilian experience, the recommendations are also of relevance in other contexts of decentralising coastal and coastal management.
Social participation in coastal and ocean management in Brazil: Lessons learnt and ways ahead, DOI: 10.21244/zmt.2020.001
Participação social na gestão costeira e marinha do Brasil: Lições aprendidas e caminhos a seguir, DOI: 10.21244/zmt.2020.002