23 February 2020 - 28 February 2020
IIASA Postdoctoral Research Scholar Martin Jung will present the first results from the Naturemap initiative, that aims to develop global integrated maps of biodiversity, carbon storage and other contributions of nature to people. Furthermore he is going to highlight the first attempts at mapping global terrestrial habitat types in support of upcoming biodiversity assessments in a separate poster session. Also linked to the Naturemap iniative, IIASA Research Scholar Myroslava Lesiv will present the first results of the global campaign for mapping the human impact on forests based on remote sensing and citizen science data. In addition, Research scholar David Leclere will introduce the Bending the Curve framework, an ensemble modelling approach set out to quantify ambitious options and scenarios to avert further biodiversity loss in the years to come. Piero Visconti, a Research Scholar at the ESM section, will join the World Biodiversity Forum to debate and support actions on defining the global agenda for biodiversity over the next 10 years, set to be aligned with the Convention on Biological Diversity at the end of 2020 and the Sustainable Development Goals.
About the World Biodiversity Forum
The Forum will provide a platform for exchange, covering a wide range of perspectives, and capturing a diversity of visions. With this, it aims to redefine and set the agenda for biodiversity as a focal point over the next 10 years in current themes and topics across sectors. In this, the Forum supports the “New Deal for Nature” to be forged by the Convention on Biological Diversity at the end of 2020. It is aligned with Sustainable Development Goals and achievement of which will require the involvement of all sectors/societal actors, societal consensus and collective search for solutions to conserve biodiversity.
Last edited: 19 February 2020
Leclere D, Obersteiner M , Alkemade R, Almond R, Barrett M, Bunting G, Burgess N, Butchart S, et al. (2018). Towards pathways bending the curve terrestrial biodiversity trends within the 21st century. IIASA
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