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The Marine Debris Nexus: Plastic, Climate Change, Biodiversity, and Human Health


Stoett, P and Vince, J, The Marine Debris Nexus: Plastic, Climate Change, Biodiversity, and Human Health, Conference 2018 Earth System Governance Conference Papers, 5-8 November 2018, Universiteit Utrecht, pp. 1-21. (2018) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Efforts to establish global environmental governance related to marine debris, including revamping UNCLOS, establishing new marine areas beyond national jurisdiction ( ABNJ) regimes, and even promulgating a global treaty committing states to reduce plastic usage and waste, are proliferating as we face the stark reality that plastic presence in marine ecosystems present a variety of increasing threats at the ecosystem level. The observational science is incontrovertible, and policy has been playing catch-up for well over two decades now. A recent flourish of counter-plastic policy, mostly focused on single-use products from bags to beauty products, is welcome.2 Yet the topic is often treated in isolation, as if plastic and, by extension, the political and cultural narratives shaping the related discourse -- floats above the other problems it encounters, exacerbates, and deepens.

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Item Type:Non Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:marine debris, climate change, biodiversity, plastic pollution
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Political science
Research Field:Environmental politics
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Coastal and estuarine systems and management
Objective Field:Assessment and management of coastal and estuarine ecosystems
UTAS Author:Stoett, P (Dr Peter Stoett)
UTAS Author:Vince, J (Associate Professor Joanna Vince)
ID Code:129687
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2018-12-13
Last Modified:2018-12-17
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