How can global conventions for biodiversity and ecosystem services guide local conservation actions?

Ilse R. Geijzendorffer, Astrid van Teeffelen, Hilary Allison, Daniela Braun, K. Horgan, Maitane Iturrate-Garcia, Maria João Santos, Loïc Pellissier, Anne-Helene Prieur-Richard, Simone Quatrini, Shoko Sakai, Debra Zuppinger-Dingley

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Abstract

With global science-policy conventions for biodiversity and ecosystem services in place, much effort goes into monitoring and reporting on the progress toward policy targets. As conservation actions happen locally, can such global monitoring and reporting efforts effectively guide conservation actions at subnational level? In this paper we explore three different perspectives: policy reporting for policy implementation; scientific knowledge for empowerment and actions; and from past trends to influencing the future. Using these three perspectives, we identify ways forward for both decision makers and scientists on how to engage, inform and empower a larger diversity of actors who make decisions on the future of biodiversity and ecosystem services at multiple scales.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-150
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Opinion in Environmental Sustainability
Volume29
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2017

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