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26 Apr 2021 · Science for Biodiversity Forum · Report

Event Reports are available for the Fifth Science Policy Forum for Biodiversity and The Eighth International Conference on Sustainability Science

The joint fifth Science-Policy Forum for Biodiversity and the eighth International Conference on Sustainability Science (ICSS 8) was arranged on virtual platform. The event included five virtual sessions held on 13, 14, 19, 21 and 23 April 2021. IUBS is one of the organisers of the forum. The event is financially supported by University of Tokyo and IUBS.

Short reports on the sessions of the event are published and are available here.

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13 Apr 2021 · Science for Biodiversity Forum · Event

Organization of Fifth Science Policy Forum for Biodiversity

The joint fifth Science-Policy Forum for Biodiversity and the eighth International Conference on Sustainability Science (ICSS 8) will include five virtual sessions to be held on 13, 14, 19, 21 and 23 April 2021. The sessions will last up to 120 minutes, starting at 6 am (Montreal Time). The event is financially supported by University of Tokyo and IUBS.

The objective of this Science-Policy dialogue would aim to provide space for scientists, policy makers and other relevant stakeholders to discuss and make recommendations on how science, technology and innovation could contribute to the effective implementation of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework in order to bend the curve of biodiversity loss and obtain positive biodiversity outcomes and foster transformative change towards achieving the 2050 Vision. 

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13 Apr 2021 · Science for Biodiversity Forum · Supported Event · Event

Organization of Fifth Science Policy Forum for Biodiversity

The joint fifth Science-Policy Forum for Biodiversity and the eighth International Conference on Sustainability Science (ICSS 8) will include five virtual sessions to be held on 13, 14, 19, 21 and 23 April 2021. The sessions will last up to 120 minutes, starting at 6 am (Montreal Time). The event is financially supported by University of Tokyo and IUBS.

The objective of this Science-Policy dialogue would aim to provide space for scientists, policy makers and other relevant stakeholders to discuss and make recommendations on how science, technology and innovation could contribute to the effective implementation of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework in order to bend the curve of biodiversity loss and obtain positive biodiversity outcomes and foster transformative change towards achieving the 2050 Vision. 

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23 Mar 2021 · Science for Biodiversity Forum

IUBS scientists propose recommendations for the post-2020 global biodiversity framework

Working with an international, multidisciplinary team, IUBS scientists have published an article in Science Advances: “Actions on sustainable food production and consumption for the post-2020 global biodiversity framework.” The article reviews eight actions for addressing biodiversity loss in food systems – from removing incentives harmful to biodiversity to reducing food waste and promoting sustainable diets – and examines the challenges and opportunities of implementing the actions in the UK and Peru.

The article proposes targets for the UN Convention on Biological Diversity's post-2020 global biodiversity framework. In combination with broader actions by diverse actors, the targets can support transformative change for sustainable food systems.

 

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23 Mar 2021 · Science for Biodiversity Forum

IUBS scientists propose recommendations for the post-2020 global biodiversity framework

Working with an international, multidisciplinary team of researchers, IUBS scientists have published an article in Science Advances, entitled “Actions on sustainable food production and consumption for the post-2020 global biodiversity framework.” The article reviews eight actions for addressing biodiversity loss in food systems:

(1) Removing incentives that make food production and consumption harmful to biodiversity,

(2) Accounting for the true value and costs of production by sector,

(3) Reducing food waste and loss across supply chains,

(4) Strengthening sustainability standards and certification,

(5) Promoting the use of product lifecycle assessments,

(6) Promoting sustainable and varied diets,

(7) Mainstreaming biodiversity considerations in food systems, and

(8) Strengthening the governance of sustainable food production and consumption.

Drawing upon the UK and Peru as case studies, the authors investigate the challenges and opportunities of implementing eight actions for sustainable food production and consumption to address biodiversity loss. From this analysis, the article presents targets and indicators related to food production and consumption for the UN Convention on Biological Diversity's post-2020 global biodiversity framework. These targets, in combination with broader actions by diverse agents of change, can support urgently-needed transformative change for sustainable food systems.

At the time of IUBS General Assembly in 2019, a global new agenda for biodiversity for the next decade was constructed. Details can be found here

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