Sub-national island jurisdictions and biodiversity protection: moving towards greater resilience and sustainability

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This chapter discusses the extent to which sub-national island jurisdictions (SNIJs) can rely on the UN Biodiversity Convention to become more resilient and sustainable. The chapter focuses on the Åland Islands in Finland as an example of an SNIJ that has developed a sustainability agenda that promotes resilience and includes biodiversity protection. The Åland Islands provide an example of how international legal processes and agreed objectives, such as the SDGs and to a lesser extent the CBD, can be incorporated into and drive forward resilience and sustainability agendas that include biodiversity protection and take bottom-up approaches.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiological Diversity and International Law
Subtitle of host publicationChallenges for the Post 2020 Scenario
EditorsMaria del Mar Campins Eritja, Teresa Fajardo del Castillo
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9783030729615
ISBN (Print)9783030729608
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jul 2021


  • sub-national island jurisdictions (SNIJs)
  • biodiversity
  • protection
  • resilience
  • sustainability
  • UN Biodiversity Convention
  • Åland islands
  • Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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