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  • in reply to: Session 1 #7155

    Jorge Ventocilla questioned
    Understanding that knowledge is needed to inform policy, and aware that reports like the GBO and the IPBES GA testify to things not going well for biodiversity, for some decades now, what else is missing to mobilize policy? It’s certainly more than just the inability to communicate in a common language.

    in reply to: Session 1 #7154

    Derrick Mugisha questioned
    It’s Derrick Mugisha, from CEO Biodiversity Hub International and Coordinator Uganda Youth Biodiversity Network, my question is what percentage of the each aichi target was achieved from what Ogwal has presented on Targets Achieved

    in reply to: Session 1 #7153

    Taye Teferi questioned
    It is important and very useful to provide helpful reports like ‘Making Peace With Nature’ but if this is not accompanied by a practical, easy to use ‘influence plan’, it just remains a report that may not be acted on. Is there an ‘influence plan’ that accompanies this important report which can guide stakeholders drive the effort from ‘evidence-to-influence’ and get meaningful action?

    in reply to: Session 1 #7152

    Anthony Stephen DiMeglio questioned
    In regards to science communication, what are we doing to address the decline in the animal and animal behaviour images in communicating science? I reference this paper here: DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2015.02.004

    in reply to: Session 1 #7151

    Debapriyo Chakraborty questioned
    Sir Robert – My question is in the context of what you talked about–the current GDP-focused economic paradigm that is driven essentially by consumption. In this context, what is your opinion on the sustainability of Green Investment projects, which encourage environment-friendly investments without really challenging the fundamental consumption-based business models.

    in reply to: Session 1 #7150

    Lawrence Sperling questioned
    Sir Watson – the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda started out of the blocks with a lot of enthusiasm and seemed to generate a great deal of political will – countries, financial institutions, companies and civil society organizations world wide began to organize their strategies around the SDG framework, and partner with each other, reflecting increased awareness of the interconnected nature of social, economic, environmental and governance issues. Despite this “great buzz”, by 2020 (i.e., before the pandemic), it was already apparent that the world was far behind in achieving the SDGs. To what do you attribute this failure across all the dimensions of the SDGs, in spite of all the excitement they initially generated. What lessons can we take from this for reinvigorating the interconnected approach you call for in the post-pandemic era?.

    in reply to: Session 1 #7149

    Jacqueline Hamilton questioned
    What are some ways to communicate that states (and all actors) can no longer pick their favourite/easiest targets and not act on critical actions and integration, especially participation of marginalized communities?

    in reply to: Session 1 #7148

    Nakul Chetri questioned
    The mountain ecosystem, which is the last bastion of biodiversity with 50% of global biodiversity hotspots, such as the Himalayas are facing double edge challenges of higher global warming and biodiversity loss impacting on food, water and energy among others. Any view for greater attention to such fragile ecosystems!

    in reply to: Session 1 #7147

    Keita Hamada questioned
    My question is, what can be suggested as an alternative as a means of consumption that is sustainable that does not have unintended consequences and harm the environment? What can we do as common consumers to prevent further environmental degradation?

    in reply to: Session 1 #7146

    Alice C. Hughes questioned
    Prof Watson, what would you see as the probability to “recovering better” when many countries have actively removed environmental safeguards to provide an economic stimulus for recovery? Can you see mechanisms to circumvent these risks?

    in reply to: Session 1 – Breakout group 2 #7144

    Krishna Prasad Pandey questioned
    Protecting biodiversity in protected areas in small developing countries is challenging due to lack of land for economic development. How can such countries reconcile development and conservation in the long run?

    in reply to: Session 1 – Breakout group 2 #7143

    Dario Piselli questioned
    Hi all! I have a comment for Prof Maron: as an environmental lawyer, I find your point 5 (‘capture key biodiversity’) incredibly compelling. I would argue that under that point one could also consider how the post-2020 GBF will define concepts such as ecosystem integrity or ecosystem-based approaches. Excessively broad normative definitions will make some of the action targets impossible to implement/monitor in a way that contributes to the desired net outcomes, even if associated with quantitative indicators.

    in reply to: Session 1 – Breakout group 2 #7142

    Keita Hamada questioned
    Thank you very much for your informative presentation Dr. Izabela Delabre. I would like to raise a question regarding the economic growth based on plant based commodities such as palm oil, which is being labelled as an example of high ILUC commodities by the EU. What are some alternatives for these countries and regions that depend on these commodities? Is sustainable production of commodities such as palm oil possible and if so, how can we achieve this without hampering economic development?

    in reply to: Session 1 – Breakout group 2 #7141

    Alice Hughes questioned
    Desert and savanna systems are increasingly being targeted for “greening” projects, how do we ensure that we always develop a baseline of biodiversity as a basis for development and greening rather than replacing a naturally dry ecosystem for carbon or economic gains?

    in reply to: Session 1 – Breakout group 2 #7140

    ANNA HEWSON questioned
    In the UK we have written ‘net gain’ for dev into our ‘impending’ env bill at around 10% or more (following this being best practise in the private sector for a number of years). And planners are already looking for planning conditions for dev in respect of this, should we be aiming for rewilding and net gain to meet indedependant UN Goals for all development?

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