CMS PhD candidate Lisa Uffman-Kirsch recently facilitated a session at the 2018 North American Congress for Conservation Biology Conference in Toronto entitled: Defining and Empowering Affected Stakeholders in Environmental Commons Management: An Inquiry. Session participants from Canada and the United States discussed two questions:
- What factors should determine the sectors of people who should be considered environmental commons stakeholders with substantive participation rights in official decision-making about those common areas?
- What degree of authority should these stakeholders have in official, legally-binding decisions about the environmental commons—authority to collaborate or fully empowered authority to make decisions?
A report of the session is available from Lisa by contacting her at firstname.lastname@example.org.