Scientific foundations for an ecosystem goal, milestones and indicators for the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

Nicholson, Emily, Rowland, JA, Sato, Chloe, Stevenson, Simone, Watermeyer, Katherine, Andrade, A, Brooks, TM, Burgess, ND, Grantham, H, Hill, S, Keith, DA, Maron, M, Metzke, D, Murray, NJ, Nelson, CR, Plumptre, A, Skowno, AL and Watson, JEM 2020, Scientific foundations for an ecosystem goal, milestones and indicators for the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, OSF Preprints, doi: 10.31219/osf.io/jgb27.

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Title Scientific foundations for an ecosystem goal, milestones and indicators for the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework
Author(s) Nicholson, EmilyORCID iD for Nicholson, Emily orcid.org/0000-0003-2199-3446
Rowland, JA
Sato, ChloeORCID iD for Sato, Chloe orcid.org/0000-0001-7707-5068
Stevenson, Simone
Watermeyer, KatherineORCID iD for Watermeyer, Katherine orcid.org/0000-0003-4589-352X
Andrade, A
Brooks, TM
Burgess, ND
Grantham, H
Hill, S
Keith, DA
Maron, M
Metzke, D
Murray, NJ
Nelson, CR
Plumptre, A
Skowno, AL
Watson, JEM
Journal name OSF Preprints
Publisher Center for Open Science
Publication date 2020
Summary Despite significant conservation efforts, the loss of ecosystems continues globally, along with related loss of species and Nature’s contributions to people. A new ecosystem goal and milestone, supported by clear targets and indicators, is urgently needed for the Convention on Biological Diversity’s post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework and beyond, to support efforts to abate climate change, and to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Here, we detail the scientific foundations for an ecosystem goal and milestones, founded on a theory of change, and review available indicators to measure progress. An ecosystem goal should include three core components: area, integrity, and risk of collapse. Targets, the actions necessary for the goals to be met, should address pathways to ecosystem loss and recovery, including retaining threatened ecosystems and intact areas, and restoring degraded ecosystems. Multiple indicators are needed to capture the different dimensions of ecosystem area, integrity and collapse risk across ecosystem types. Indicators should be selected for fitness-for-purpose and relevance to goal components, rather than constrained by currently available data. Science-based goals, supported by well-formulated action targets and fit-for purpose indicators, will provide the best foundation for future success in reversing biodiversity loss and sustaining human well-being.
Notes Preprint (In Press)
Language eng
DOI 10.31219/osf.io/jgb27
Indigenous content off
HERDC Research category CN Other journal article
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30146896

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