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2022 ◽  
Vol 114 ◽  
pp. 105937
Aaron Deslatte ◽  
Katarzyna Szmigiel-Rawska ◽  
António F. Tavares ◽  
Justyna Ślawska ◽  
Izabela Karsznia ◽  

2022 ◽  
Vol 31 (1) ◽  
pp. 1-14
Clive L. Spash

The journal Environmental Values is thirty years old. In this retrospective, as the retiring Editor-in-Chief, I provide a set of personal reflections on the changing landscape of scholarship in the field. This historical overview traces developments from the journal's origins in debates between philosophers, sociologists, and economists in the UK to the conflicts over policy on climate change, biodiversity/non-humans and sustainability. Along the way various negative influences are mentioned, relating to how the values of Nature are considered in policy, including mainstream environmental economics, naïve environmental pragmatism, the strategic role of corporations, neoliberalism and eco-modernism/techno-optimism. At the same time core value debates around intrinsic value in Nature and instrumentalism remain relevant, along with how plural environmental values can be articulated and acted upon. Naturalness, human relations to non-humans, and Nature as other, remain central considerations. The broadening of issues covered by the journal (e.g. covering social psychology, sociology and political science), reflect the need to address both human behaviour and the structure of social and economic systems to confront ongoing social-ecological crises.

Marine Policy ◽  
2022 ◽  
Vol 136 ◽  
pp. 104933
Sebastian Villasante ◽  
Ignacio Gianelli ◽  
Mauricio Castrejón ◽  
Laura Nahuelhual ◽  
Leonardo Ortega ◽  

2022 ◽  
Vol 304 ◽  
pp. 114224
Olivia A. DaRugna ◽  
Christopher J. Chizinski ◽  
Kevin L. Pope ◽  
Larkin A. Powell ◽  
Mark A. Kaemingk

2022 ◽  
Johanna Yletyinen ◽  
Jason M. Tylianakis ◽  
Clive Stone ◽  
Phil O’B. Lyver

AbstractGlobal environmental and societal changes threaten the cultures of indigenous peoples and local communities (IPLC). Despite the importance of IPLC worldviews and knowledge to sustaining human well-being and biodiversity, risks to these cultural resources are commonly neglected in environmental governance, in part because impacts can be indirect and therefore difficult to evaluate. Here, we investigate the connectivity of values associated with the relationship Ngātiwai (a New Zealand Māori tribe) have with their environment. We show that mapping the architecture of values-environment relationships enables assessment of how deep into culture the impacts of environmental change or policy can cascade. Our results detail how loss of access to key environmental elements could potentially have extensive direct and cascading impacts on the cultural values of Ngātiwai, including environmental responsibilities. Thus, considering only direct effects of environmental change or policy on cultural resources, or treating IPLC social-ecological relations simplistically, can severely underestimate threats to cultures.

2022 ◽  
Xiaorui Tan ◽  
Lijian Han ◽  
Guodong Li ◽  
Weiqi Zhou ◽  
Weifeng Li ◽  

Tara J. Crandon ◽  
James G. Scott ◽  
Fiona J. Charlson ◽  
Hannah J. Thomas

2022 ◽  
Claire Goodfellow ◽  
Malachi Willis ◽  
Joanna Inchley ◽  
Kalpa Kharicha ◽  
Alastair Leyland ◽  

Adolescent loneliness and poor mental health represent dual public health concerns. Yet, associations between loneliness and mental health, and critically, how these unfold in school settings are less understood. Framed by social ecological theory, this study aimed to identify key predictors of adolescent mental health, and examine school-level variation in the relationship between loneliness and mental health.Cross-sectional data on adolescents from the 2018 wave of the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children study (HBSC) in Scotland were used (N = 5,286). Mental health was measured as a composite variable containing items assessing: nervousness, irritability, sleep difficulties and feeling low. Loneliness was measured via a single item assessing how often adolescents felt ‘left out’. Multilevel models were used to identify key social ecological predictors of mental health, associations with loneliness, and between-school variation.Loneliness, as well as demographic, social, and school factors, were found to be associated with mental health. Schools accounted for around 8% of the variation in adolescents’ mental health, and the between-school difference in mental health was greater among adolescents with high levels of loneliness. Additionally, the negative effect of loneliness on mental health was stronger in schools with lower average mental health scores.The findings suggest that schools can play an important role in shaping adolescent mental health. Our study uniquely identifies that school-based interventions targeting mental health may be especially necessary among lonely adolescents, and programmes aimed at tackling loneliness may be more beneficial in schools with poorer mental health.

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