Pacific Ocean Pathways in Support of Sustainable Development: an Integrated Approach (PACPATH)
New international project with GERICS participation
María Máñez and Louis Celliers from GERICS participate in PACPATH and will lead workpackages each.
PACPATH aims at establishing a forum for the integration of different types of knowledge from stakeholders ranging from academia to government and civil society in a transdisciplinary approach and paves the way for a transition to sustainable research capacity building.
Stressors and kinds of knowledge identified in the regional SDG projections pathways in the Pacific will be specifically re-framed with the pertinent societal actors in the initial phase of the project.
It is specifically intended to:
- Analyze the importance of SDG14 for the Pacific Islands, considering climate change pressures such as ocean warming, ocean acidification, sea level rise and ocean deoxygenation.
- Quantify the linkage of all SGDs to SDG14 through the integration of different knowledge forms from academic to local, and the establishment of specific demonstrators in the Pacific Islands.
- Co construct direct and indirect indicators and interactive indicator tools with contribution of local stakeholders, environmental social scientists, economists and operational centers (national and international)
- By co construction, identify the information, targets and expertise needed regarding research capacity building, participative research, acquisition.
- Ensure that networks that created will remain in the long term by securing funding and rooting in sustainable structure.