Seeking consensus on biodiversity priorities

In 2020, governments will agree on a new global biodiversity framework for the next 10 years. How can key stakeholder organisations find a common approach and standard for deciding on biodiversity priorities, share guidance on mapping biodiversity priorities, and agree on a global map of biodiversity priorities as a basis for development planning?

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Seeking consensus on biodiversity priorities is a United Nations Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) initiative supported by the Luc Hoffmann Institute in its ideation, incubation and acceleration, with important inputs from over 10 further partners, including the National Geographic Society, the NatureMap consortium, and the biodiversity hub of the Science-Based Targets Network.

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September 2019

Out of ideas and approaches developed in the 2017 and 2019 convenings, including global biodiversity maps to support advocacy ad implementation, the Nature Map Consortium creates Nature Map Earth to help governments operationalize targets for biodiversity conservation and restoration.

Nature Map Earth

April 2021

An article published in Nature Ecology & Evolution outlines an innovative way to measure progress in nature conservation and sustainable development. ‘STAR’, as the metric is called, could help the Convention on Biological Diversity’s post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework measure progress towards species restoration. It is co-authored by Jon Hutton, WWF International Global Conservation Director and former Director of the Luc Hoffmann Institute.

A metric for spatially explicit contributions to science-based species targets

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A metric for spatially explicit contributions to science-based species targets
A paper published in in Nature Ecology & Evolution in January 2021, which outlines the ‘STAR’ metric – an innovative way to measure progress in nature conservation and sustainable development.

Perspectives on area-based conservation and its meaning for future biodiversity policy
An April 2020 Conservation Biology paper summarising perspectives on area-based biodiversity conservation, based upon workshops conducted in partnership with the Luc Hoffmann Institute in February and April 2018.

Framing the Future for Biodiversity
UNEP-WCMC’s post 2020 page.