13. Science to Policy Linkages for the Post-2010 Biodiversity Targets

  1. Ben Collen10,
  2. Nathalie Pettorelli10,
  3. Jonathan E. M. Baillie11 and
  4. Sarah M. Durant10
  1. Georgina M. Mace1,2,
  2. Charles Perrings3,
  3. Philippe Le Prestre4,
  4. Wolfgang Cramer5,
  5. Sandra Díaz6,
  6. Anne Larigauderie7,
  7. Robert J. Scholes8 and
  8. Harold A. Mooney9

Published Online: 25 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118490747.ch13

Biodiversity Monitoring and Conservation: Bridging the Gap between Global Commitment and Local Action

Biodiversity Monitoring and Conservation: Bridging the Gap between Global Commitment and Local Action

How to Cite

Mace, G. M., Perrings, C., Le Prestre, P., Cramer, W., Díaz, S., Larigauderie, A., Scholes, R. J. and Mooney, H. A. (2013) Science to Policy Linkages for the Post-2010 Biodiversity Targets, in Biodiversity Monitoring and Conservation: Bridging the Gap between Global Commitment and Local Action (eds B. Collen, N. Pettorelli, J. E. M. Baillie and S. M. Durant), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118490747.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 10

    Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London, Regent's Park, London, NW1 4RY, UK

  2. 11

    Conservation Programmes, Zoological Society of London, Regent's Park, London, NW1 4RY, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Georgina Mace Imperial College London, Centre for Population Biology, Silwood Park, Ascot, SL5 7PY, UK

  2. 2

    University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT, UK

  3. 3

    ecoSERVICES Group, School of Life Sciences, PO Box 874501, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA

  4. 4

    Institut Hydro-Québec en environnement, développement et société, Université Laval, Pavillon Des-Services 3800, Québec (Qc) G1V 0A6, Canada

  5. 5

    Mediterranean Institute of Biodiversity and Ecology (IMBE), Aix-en-Provence, France

  6. 6

    Instituto Multidisciplinario de Biología Vegetal, (CONICET-UNC) and FCEFyN, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, 5000 Cordoba, Argentina

  7. 7

    DIVERSITAS, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle (MNHN), 57, rue Cuvier, CP 41, 75231 Paris Cedex 05, France

  8. 8

    Robert Scholes CSIR Natural Resources and Environment, POBox 395, Pretoria 0001, South Africa

  9. 9

    Harold Mooney Department of Biology, Stanford University, Stanford, California, 94306, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 FEB 2013
  2. Published Print: 12 APR 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444332919

Online ISBN: 9781118490747

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Keywords:

  • biodiversity conservation;
  • ecosystem services;
  • human well-being;
  • post-2010 biodiversity targets;
  • science-policy linkages

Summary

This chapter discusses how more effective multilateral biodiversity agreements might be built post-2010, including creating targets that are likely to have more impact, and enhancing the links between science and policy. The chapter talks about three sets of biodiversity targets. First one is ‘red’ targets to address changes in biodiversity that have imminent and grave consequences for human well-being (the biosecurity agenda). Second is ‘green’ targets to implement the precautionary husbanding of the world’s genetic resources (the conservation agenda). The last one is ‘blue’ targets to protect the long-term capacity of the system to maintain the supply of valued ecosystem services (the sustainability agenda). These targets should be defensible in terms of both the science of biodiversity and environmental change, and the science of the interactions between human society and the biosphere.