Miguel Frohlich

Miguel Frohlich
The University of Queensland | UQ · Centre for Policy Futures

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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Introduction
My main research interests are governance and management of social-ecological systems, particularly knowledge gaps in the fields of environmental planning, environmental law and policy, coastal management, climate change adaptation, and sustainability.
Education
March 2017 - May 2021
University of the Sunshine Coast
Field of study
  • Policy Studies | Environmental Law | Coastal Management
March 2013 - January 2016
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Field of study
  • Environmental Engineering
August 2008 - October 2009
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Field of study
  • Environmental Studies

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Publications (25)
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Adaptive management has been considered a valuable approach for managing social-ecological systems involving high levels of complexity and uncertainty. However, many obstacles still hamper its implementation. Law is often seen as a barrier for moving adaptive management beyond theory, although there has been no synthesis on the challenges of legal...
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Adaptive management has been advocated as an appropriate approach for the management of social-ecological systems, although its implementation has proven to be a challenge. Legal systems can hinder or facilitate adaptive management. Focusing on legal arrangements, this article explores how adaptive management can be better operationalised in the co...
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Adaptive management has long been promulgated as an appropriate approach to address the complexity and dynamics of coastal social-ecological systems. However, examples of successful implementation of this approach are still scarce. Law may be a factor hindering adaptive management, particularly when legal provisions are too rigid to enable change....
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Although adaptive management has been advocated for dealing with the complexity and dynamics of social-ecological systems for more than 40 years, successful outcomes in practice have been limited. Among the efforts to overcome this implementation gap, there has been a growing interest in understanding the role of law in adaptive management. In this...
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This article presents an analysis of the laws of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, related to climate change and their interaction with environmental permitting. In the introduction, the current situation of the international climate change regime is briefly discussed, as well as the creation of the Brazilian legislative framework for climate ch...
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Embora a Lei Federal n° 7.661/1988 tenha previsto que os Estados podem instituir legalmente planos de gerenciamento costeiro, passados mais de 27 anos desde a edição do referido diploma legal, o Estado do Rio de Janeiro ainda não possui uma lei específica sobre o tema. Há quase 5 anos, o Projeto de Lei n° 216/2011, que visa instituir o Plano Estadu...
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Em 2004, o Conselho Nacional do Meio Ambiente (CONAMA) aprovou a primeira regulamentação brasileira sobre os procedimentos para avaliação do material oriundo de dragagens: a Resolução CONAMA n° 344/04. Esse ato normativo estabeleceu que, no prazo de cinco anos, contados da data de sua publicação, haveria uma revisão para que fossem estabelecidos va...
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This article examines the imputation of civil liability for environmental damage related to climate change. The historical elements that contributed to the formation of a risk society are addressed first, as well as the relationship between risk society and climate change. The article then reviews how civil environmental liability is treated in the...

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Our goal is to improve the lives of over 20 million Australians living in coastal areas through better governance solutions. The condition of the Australian coast is declining and facing intensifying threats from global environmental change and urbanisation – this is despite almost 50 years of integrated coastal management efforts. We need to urgently change how we think about and manage our coastal environments, exploring new and better ways to protect Australia’s coastal values. This research: - Identifies social-ecological vulnerabilities in changing coastal contexts; - Critically analyses how vulnerability and change is managed through current coastal governance approaches; and - Assesses the implications for coastal governance innovations that embrace vulnerability and change.