Biodiversity, land degradation, and climate change: Participatory planning in Romania

Lindsay C. Stringer, S. Serban Scrieciu, Mark Reed

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This paper considers the role of stakeholder participation in drawing together the three Rio Conventions, exploring how participatory activities to combat desertification in southern Romania can both support and hinder efforts to conserve biodiversity and mitigate the effects of climate change. It suggests that Romania's growing civil society sector has a potentially vital role to play in promoting synergy through participation, and that participatory pact as an important mechanism for harnessing multiple benefits. The paper argues that participation needs to be further institutionalised within the Romanian context and in doing so, should emphasise empowerment, equity, trust and learning, integrating different knowledge bases to allow the development of sustainable and synergistic environmental Solutions. (C) 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-90
Number of pages14
JournalApplied Geography
Issue number1
Early online date16 Oct 2008
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2009


  • Romania
  • Synergy
  • Stakeholder participation
  • Land degradation
  • natural-resource management
  • robinia-pseudoacacia
  • sustainable development
  • local-communities
  • conservation
  • challenges
  • framework
  • implementation
  • knowledge
  • Mexico


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