When Kosterhavet Marine National Park (KHNP) was established in 2009, it enclosed an entire existing island community – known for its tourism and small-scale fishing – with the strongest nature protection designation under Swedish legislation.
Senior Policy Analyst
- Ecological Economics,
- marine policy and marine protected areas,
- water policy and related environmental policies,
- innovative financing mechanisms for biodiversity conservation,
- including Result-Based Payments and Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES)
Dr Daniela Russi has a PhD in Environmental Sciences/Ecological Economics. Her interests include 1) Marine policy and marine protected areas, including management and governance strategies to enhance biodiversity protection and generate socio-economic benefits for local stakeholders; 2) Water policy and the related costs and benefits; 3) Market-based instruments and innovative financing mechanisms for biodiversity conservation, including result-based payments and payments for ecosystem services; 4) Multi-criteria approaches to environmental policymaking and analysis.
She has published peer-reviewed papers in international journals and contributed to numerous reports, books and book chapters. Daniela’s mother language is Italian, and she is fluent in English and Spanish.
The Torre Guaceto Marine Protected Area includes a multi-use area employed for small-scale fishing. Its fishery rules were elaborated with a participation process involving resident fishermen.
The contribution and value of nature to human welfare and well-being – our natural capital – tends to be overlooked in many policy decisions and business choices. As a result, ecosystems are being degraded and natural resources are being used in an unsustainable way.
IEEP organised a special session at the Natural Capital Initiative 2019 summit to discuss the socio-economic benefits that marine protected areas can provide to local communities, and the management and governance strategies required to realise them.
This policy brief intends to inform business and biodiversity professionals about innovative examples in the EU and Mexico that can help to transform the economics of nature conservation, resulting in increased finance for biodiversity.