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Harnessing market forces for fi nancial inclusivity in marine and coastal conservation: lessons from the market systems development approach
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This chapter investigates the relations between two international environmental policy regimes that Stoke labels "intraregime linkages" and the extent to which regional policy coordination encourages interaction between them and their respective actors. It examines the role of a regional marine protected areas (MPA) network in facilitating the implementation of these policies at the national/local levels, using the "pathways of influence" approach, in particular, the impact of norm diffusion and social mobilization and action in West Africa as it relates to a sustainable management of regional fisheries. The chapter investigates a regional approach to conservation falling within the category of transboundary conservation seascape (TCS): an ecologically connected area that sustains ecological processes and crosses international boundaries, and which includes both protected areas and multiple resource use areas, and involves some form of cooperation. It examines the implementation of these two international legal norms, laws and regulations within the context of marine coastal conservation that occurs in MPAs.