Enabling transformative biodiversity governance in the Post-2020 era

Kok, Marcel T. J. and Tsioumani, Elsa and Bliss, Ceuban and Imovilli, Marco and Keune, Hans and Morgera, Elisa and Rüegg, Simon R. and Schapper, Andrea and Vijge, Marjanneke J. and Zinngrebe, Yves and Visseren-Hamakers, Ingrid J.; Visseren-Hamakers, Ingrid J. and Kok, Marcel T. J., eds. (2022) Enabling transformative biodiversity governance in the Post-2020 era. In: Transforming Biodiversity Governance. Cambridge University Press (CUP), Cambridge, pp. 341-360. ISBN 9781108856348 (https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108856348)

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While there are increasing calls for transformative change and transformative governance, what this means in the context of addressing biodiversity loss remains debated. The aim of this edited volume Transforming Biodiversity Governance is to open up this debate and identify ways forward in the context of the implementation of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). To become transformative, biodiversity governance needs to be transformed: yet how and by whom? These questions are urgent, given the fact that around one million species are threatened with extinction (Díaz et al., 2019), despite over half a century of global efforts to avoid this tragedy. By bringing together insights from previous chapters, we here reflect on these questions.