Enabling transformative economic change in the post‐2020 biodiversity agenda

Change log
Chiroleu‐Assouline, Mireille  ORCID logo  https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8810-4258
Clapp, Jennifer 
Isenhour, Cindy 

jats:titleAbstract</jats:title>jats:pThe COVID‐19 pandemic, its impact on the global economy, and current delays in the negotiation of the post‐2020 global biodiversity agenda of the Convention on Biological Diversity heighten the urgency to build back better for biodiversity, sustainability, and well‐being. In 2019, the Intergovernmental Science‐Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) concluded that addressing biodiversity loss requires a transformative change of the global economic system. Drawing on the IPBES findings, this policy perspective discusses actions in four priority areas to inform the post‐2020 agenda: (1) Increasing funding for conservation; (2) redirecting incentives for sustainability; (3) creating an enabling regulatory environment; and (4) reforming metrics to assess biodiversity impacts and progress toward sustainable and just goals. As the COVID‐19 pandemic has made clear, and the negotiations for the post‐2020 agenda have emphasized, governments are indispensable in guiding economic systems and must take an active role in transformations, along with businesses and civil society. These key actors must work together to implement actions that combine short‐term impacts with structural change to shift economic systems away from a fixation with growth toward human and ecological well‐being. The four priority areas discussed here provide opportunities for the post‐2020 agenda to do so.</jats:p>

4101 Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation, 4104 Environmental Management, 41 Environmental Sciences, 15 Life on Land
Journal Title
Conservation Letters
Conference Name
Journal ISSN
Volume Title