Abstract

The effectiveness and influence of solutions oriented global environmental assessments (SOAs) rests on their legitimacy. Based on the GEA literature this piece reviews the legitimacy of GEAs and discusses its implications, and challenges and for the legitimacy of SOAs. This article is part of a special issue on solution-oriented GEAs.

Keywords: ScienceLegitimacyAuthorityGlobal environmental assessments (GEA); Solutions oriented global environmental assessments

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