TitleFrontline observations on climate change and sustainability of large marine ecosystems : volume 17 /: Sherman, Kenneth and McGovern, Galen (editors)
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The growing risks and impacts of climate change and the accompanying loss of ecosystem services require the world to urgently invest in a new development paradigm. As the UN’s global development network, UNDP recognizes the increasing urgency of mainstreaming climate change into sustainable development planning at all levels, linking development policies with the financing of solutions and helping countries move towards less carbon intensive economies. The Large Marine Ecosystem (LME) approach recommends a baseline of information at the LME management scale on changing states of productivity, fish and fisheries, pollution and ecosystem health, and socioeconomic and governance conditions. This information provides data to assess the extent of overfishing, nutrient over-enrichment, habitat loss, and warming in LMEs around the globe. Through the GEF’s Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis/Strategic Action Programme (TDA/SAP) approach, this LME data set can inform issue prioritization, strategic planning and adaptive management of LMEs towards sustainability. This volume is a key contribution to advancing LME management in a changing climate. The authors describe the impacts of climate change on LME sustainability in Africa, Asia, and Latin America and the key role the GEF has played in mobilizing financial support crucial to developing countries committed to carrying forward an ecosystem based approach to sustain LME goods and services...[provided by publisher]. Introduction -- Global environment facility strategy for assessing and managing large marine ecosystems during climate change / Andrew C. Hume and Alfred M. Duda -- Potential effects of climate change and environmental variability on the resources of the Benguela current large marine ecosystem -- / Ian Hampton and Nico Willemse -- Response of epipelagic species to climate change in the canary current large marine ecosystem / Birane Sambe -- Impact of climate change in the Guinea current large marine ecosystem / Stephen Maxwell Donkor and Jacques Abe -- Climate change and variability of the Agulhas and Somali current large marine ecosystems in relation to socioeconomics and governance / David H. Vousden, James R. Stapley, Magnus A.K. Ngoile, Warwick H.H. Saurer and Lucy E.P. Scott -- Climate change effects in the bay of Bengal large marine ecosystem Elayaperumal Vivekanandan / Rudolf Hermes, Chris O’Brien -- Sustainability of the Humboldt current large marine ecosystem / Rodolfo Serra, Michael Akester, Marilú Bouchón, and Mariano Gutierrez -- Gulf of Mexico large marine ecosystem: resources at risk from climate change / Roberto Mendoza-Alfaro and Porfirio Álvarez-Torres -- Review of climate change effects in the yellow sea large marine ecosystem and adaptive actions in ecosystem based management / Qisheng Tang and Jianguang Fang -- Large marine ecosystems at Risk from acidification during climate change / James R.D. Oliver, Steve Widdicombe, and Dan Laffole.