Image: UN’s Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
Image: UN’s Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

GLP Webinar: Assessing spillover effects of the Global Biodiversity Targets

Tuesday, December 5, 2023 - 9:00am
Zoom, Eastern Standard Time (UTC -5)
Related GLP Member: Johanna Coenen, Cecilie Friis, Maria Jose Ibarrola-Rivas, Dr. Julie Zähringer, Camille Venier-Cambron

Conservation actions are essential to halt biodiversity declines. Yet, there are growing concerns that efforts to bend the curve of biodiversity loss through the implementation of global biodiversity targets might create unanticipated negative spillovers for human-environment systems, particularly in places distant from those were the conservation actions are actually implemented. The broader picture also highlights a challenge: achieving ambitious conservation while safeguarding the interests of vulnerable communities. In the search to boost biodiversity via post-2020 biodiversity targets, there is a need to adequately assess and inform about potential human and environmental trade-offs emerging from policy interventions. In this webinar hosted by GLP's Telecoupling Research Towards Sustainable Transformation of Land Systems Working Group, we will explore potential tools and metrics for integrating justice into global conservation modeling frameworks and anticipating negative land use spillovers from policy decisions. Diana Lucero Ramírez Mejía (Postdoctoral Researcher at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Wyss Academy for Nature) and Camille Venier-Cambron (PhD Student at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) will present their work about the “unintended” negative land use spillover effects of conservation planning and how to integrate justice concerns into global conservation modeling frameworks. Their short presentations will be followed by a joint discussion.

This event is open to the general public.