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CCI engagement in defining the post-2020 biodiversity agenda: synthesis of views, discussion paper and information document

An international expert meeting, ‘Framing the Future for Biodiversity: Effective use of knowledge in developing the post-2020 global biodiversity framework’, was convened between 10-12 April.  This meeting was a key activity of the CCI Collaborative Fund project ‘CCI engagement in defining the post-2020 biodiversity agenda‘. Following the meeting those staff from UNEP-WCMC, IUCN, BirdLife and…

Analysing and Interpreting Citizen Science Data

The Collaborative Fund project ‘Citizen science for conservation in Africa (CISCA)‘ will help translate citizen science species monitoring into conservation action in Africa. There is huge potential for citizen science to help conservation managers engage people to collect the valuable data they need for managing their important habitats and species. This project will give these…

The pollination deficit: Towards supply chain resilience in the face of pollinator decline

As a society we are increasingly dependent on pollinators. The proportion of global agricultural production that depends on pollinators has increased four-fold since 1961. Much of this dependence is linked to wild pollinators. Where data exists, we are seeing evidence of wild pollinator decline. Over 16 per cent of vertebrate pollinators are threatened with global…

Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction: Legal options for a new international agreement

The aim of this work is to support States participating in the Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction Preparatory Committee meetings by presenting options for the content of the legal instrument appropriate for anticipated future changes in the pressures on biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction. In order to do this, three pressures on biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction were…

Horizon scan of pressures on Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction

This horizon scan, reviews the historic trends, current status and future projections of three key pressures on biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction. The three pressures are:  Physical loss and damage to the seabed;  Removal of biological resources; and  Ocean acidification. A number of activities contribute to each of these pressures, including…

A Conservation Agenda for Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction: Legal Scan

In an effort to better understand how a bespoke international legal instrument might be drafted to protect Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ), this legal scan does two things: 1) it surveys the international legal framework that applies to three specific threats to BBNJ, pollution arising from seabed activities; fisheries and biomass depletion; and ocean acidification;…

Report: Biodiversity at the heart of accounting for natural capital

This paper by members of CCI (with lead authors from the University of Cambridge, Fauna & Flora International, the RSPB, and UNEP-WCMC) describes how biodiversity is central to the natural capital framework and yet its values are often overlooked in natural capital assessments. It sets out positive ways that businesses and others can better reflect biodiversity…

Reducing the carbon footprint of conservation organisations

This report, produced by the CCI-CCF Carbon Management Task Force, showcases a range of carbon saving projects from across Cambridge and outlines measures that organisations can take to reduce the net carbon emissions from their activities, ranging from best office practices to travel and carbon accounting. Depending on the size and nature of the organisation,…

Information document: A preliminary review of the motivations for participating in IPBES assessments (IPBES/1/INF/15)

This paper aims to inform discussions concerning the participation of experts in potential IPBES assessments, using interview responses to illustrate the positive and negative incentives to participate in assessments. The ideas of positive incentives – a benefit of participating in IPBES assessments – and negative incentives – the costs of participation – are used to…