A “Food Systems transformation through a blue lens: the next big questions” Dialogue by EAT, Stanford University and Stockholm Resilience Centre.
The World Economic Forum and the Friends of Ocean Action hosted the the "Nourishing Billions" Dialogue as part of the Virtual Ocean Dialogues from 1-5 June 2020.
Date: Friday-Saturday, 3-4 June 2020
Time: 23:00 PM -00:15 AM (UTC 8+)
Small-scale fisheries (SSFs) have been playing a crucial role in meeting the basic needs of millions of people around the world. Despite this, the sustainability of global fisheries is a growing concern, and the factors enabling or constraining the sustainable management of small-scale fisheries remain poorly understood. Hilsa shad (Tenualosa ilisha) is the single most valuable species harvested in Bangladesh waters, serves nutrition, income, and employment to the large population.
Failure to address unsustainable global change is often attributed to failures in conventional environmental governance. Polycentric environmental governance—the popular alternative—involves many centres of authority interacting coherently for a common governance goal. Yet, longitudinal analysis reveals many polycentric systems are struggling to cope with the growing impacts, pace, and scope of social and environmental change. Analytic shortcomings are also beginning to appear, particularly in the treatment of power.