CESAM Researcher Co-authors Article Published in Nature Sustainability

Ana Sousa, researcher at CESAM/DBio, is a co-author of an article published in the prestigious journal Nature Sustainability titled “Enabling Conservation Theories of Change”. This article was published within the framework of the GLOW project, coordinated by Griffith University, Australia (Prof. Rod Connolly), with the University of Aveiro acting as a partner institution, coordinated by the researcher Ana Sousa.

The study presented in the article aims to address the challenges of international coordination for the conservation and sustainability of global ecosystems, in alignment with the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (KM-GBF), to which 196 countries have committed. Published in Nature Sustainability, the study developed a framework for translating a global-scale Theory of Change (ToC) into focused, ecosystem-specific ToCs at national level, highlights the identification of multinational “enabling profiles” for conservation, exemplifying their application in specific case studies in Blue Carbon Ecosystems, such as mangroves, salt marshes and seagrasses. The framework of “enabling profiles”, by considering the socio-economic and political conditions of each country, provides specific recommendations for conservation actions, aiming to contribute to the global operationalization and success of the KM-GBF and meet the sustainable development goals.

For a more detailed insight into this work, watch the video available here.