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      Dear visitor,

      Welcome to the Q&A block for the Session 3 – Breakout Group 1 of the The Fifth Science-Policy Forum for Biodiversity and The Eighth International Conference on Sustainability Science, scheduled on 19 April 2021.

      Please note that, since all the questions cannot be handled in the time provided, this section is made for all the presenters, panelists and attendees to continue the exchange through the forum which will remain open for three days after the end of this session, i.e; till 22 April 2021, to give an opportunity for the online discussions to continue.

      Thank you for your patience.

    • #7360

      Johny S. Tasirin commented
      Challenge to the ecotechnology is to determine the breadth of values of ethical standards in places of various social backgrounds.

      • #7361

        Kevin Esvelt responded
        Exactly. Without incentives to share plans with communities before experiments, most scientists will never hear other perspectives or dissenting voices. Listening to Maori elders discuss their values and more holistic worldview has profoundly changed our approach to ecotechnology projects well beyond Aotearoa, in ways that people of very different backgrounds have endorsed. But this sort of relationship is discouraged, and is likely to remain so without a registry to coordinate funders and journals to incentivize transparency and require community sponsorship.

    • #7362

      Elhadji Salif DIOP questioned
      Great presentation from Ivar Baste  – QUESTION: How to align economic development that surpasses largely the need for developing sustainably our Nature including saveguarding our biodiversity e.g. mining in various regions of the world…Are we really optimistic for zero net degradation over our present nature.

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        Ivar A. Baste responded
        A key question Salif, In the UNEP report we amongst other point out that: “Governments can incorporate full natural capital accounting into their decision-making and use policies and regulatory frameworks to provide incentives for businesses to do the same. Incentives can favour sustainability and penalize environmental degradation, for instance by taxing unsustainable resource use and pollution rather than production and labour, measures that also promote a circular economy. Governments phasing out harmful subsidies can redirect that support to low-carbon and nature-friendly solutions and technologies.”  Furthermore: “Some nations may need development assistance to help finance shifts towards a more sustainable economy. Transforming the nexus of energy, human settlements, agriculture, forestry and water systems is among the highest priorities.” So these may be key points to reflect in the post-2020 GBF.

    • #7364

      Anonymous Attendee questioned
      Question to Ms Joyeeta Gupta: According to you, what instruments do you suggest including all these criteria?

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      John Forgach questioned
      Dr Gupta, great presentation! Don’t you believe a global solution to systemic exhaustion of Natural resources could (should?) be to focus and concentrate on changing consumer consciousness? We need to consume in a more intelligent and sustainable manner, without affecting our quality of life and general  potential for happiness.

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      Krishna Prasad Pandey questioned
      How can economist change their behaviour to decouple economic development and environmental degradation in the long run?

    • #7367

      Bashir Yusuf Abubakar questioned
      My experience is so clear as to how biodiversity relate to forest cover. In my specifically at northern Nigeria, was that we had increased wild animals presence within the forested parts of the farm. Based on this, I kept on emphasizing the need for a farm system change to Agroforestry in the whole of sub saharan Africa. I believe with that biodiversity increase is assured while other important ecosystem services are sustainably realized. I wish the FAO and co would bless my humble submission. Thank you. Dr Bashir Y Abubakar department of Botany ABU Zaria Nigeria.

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      Geng QIN questioned
      We know the data, as innovative method, is a double-eaged swords toward biodiversity. On the one hand , eDNA technology brought a large convenient on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) system; however, one the other hand, eDNA technology is increasing the difficulty for the cross-border supervision. is it a good way to govern the sustainbility for digital information on DNA on biodiversity ?

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      Elhadji Salif DIOP questioned
      To Ivar A Baste – What about Behavioral attitude changes from Private Sector as well as wider and true partnership for improving biodiversity loss and other huge land degradation the planet is submitting to?

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      John Forgach commented
      Arthur Hanson, this has been very interesting despite the ungodly hour. Listening to all this rather depressing presentation of general failure in preserving Biodiversity, it really seems the only solution is changing our consumption patterns and fashions worldwide. A real reboot as suggested by the FT.

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