Policy Brief Promotes Landscape Approaches for the Post-2020 Biodiversity Agenda

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  • 2020•08•20

    A new UNU-IAS Policy Brief provides recommendations on landscape approaches for the post-2020 biodiversity agenda. The brief, Landscape Approaches for the Post-2020 Biodiversity Agenda: Perspectives from Socio-Ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes, offers recommendations for policymakers and other stakeholders concerned with sustainability and nature conservation to take advantage of landscape approaches in achieving the 2050 vision for biodiversity. It is authored by Maiko Nishi and Mari Yamazaki.

    Highlights

    Landscape approaches render a scheme to contextualise adaptive co-management and effectively integrate policy and practice through iterative learning to balance multiple objectives in a given spatial area. Being inclusive of various modalities, these approaches have great potential to facilitate policy making and implementation for the 2050 vision for biodiversity aiming at “living in harmony with nature”.

    Recommendations:

    • Adopt landscape approaches for the development and implementation of National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs)
    • Apply experience-based and action-oriented processes to develop the capacity of policy administrators and other stakeholders
    • Assess socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS) against the criteria of protected areas (PAs) and other effective area-based conservation measures (OECMs) for measurable and continuous biodiversity conservation