Ana Lillebø | Department of Biology & CESAM-Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies, University of Aveiro
António Nogueira | Department of Biology & CESAM-Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies, University of Aveiro
Sílvia Luis | Centre for Psychological Research and Social Intervention, ISCTE – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa
Human well-being has gain increasing relevance since the consequences of ecosystem change were assessed in the scope of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. Furthermore, in 2015 the United Nations approved the Sustainable Development Goals for 2030, which include environmental, social and economic related goals.
Ecosystem Based Management (EBM) as a concept, emerged from resilience science, adaptive management and ecological policy design, enabling to address social-ecological systems, towards sustainable development and human well-being, in a more holistic perspective.
In coastal territories, current and foreseen changes connected to human activities, namely land and water uses, and potential conflicts, in frame of environmental policies, sustainable economic development and human well-being require the implementation of EBM planning processes. In this context, the aim of this symposium is to combine natural and social sciences perspectives as a way to bridge society and ecological sustainability.
A major shared communication, focusing on EBM planning process and on the potential of psychosocial variables to understand social problems and promote change, will be followed by a round-table discussion.
The potential of psychosocial variables in Ecosystem Based Management