DOI link for Synthesis
This conclusion presents some closing thoughts on the concepts discussed in the preceding chapters of this book. The book talks about change, and, particularly, how coastal communities are dealing with change and uncertainty in the environment on which they depend. It shows how communities are engaging with a wide range of actors in proactive ways to respond to rapid change in the coastal commons and create better, more sustainable conditions for themselves and their environments. The book highlights the various 'Ingredients' that can contribute to transformative change in the coastal commons. Some of these important ingredients included: issues of rights and access to resources; the role of participation and participatory processes; legal and institutional changes; the role of customary or traditional systems of decision-making; the role of values and value change; and the importance of learning processes. The book focuses on examples and initiatives of transformations in the governance of the coastal commons.