Book Chapter

Enabling Transformative Change in the Post-2020 Era



Kok MTJ, Tsioumani E, Bliss C, Immovilli M, Keune H, Morgera E, Ruegg S, Schapper A, Vijge M, Zinngrebe Y & Visseren-Hamakers IJ (2022) Enabling Transformative Change in the Post-2020 Era. In: Visseren-Hamakers I & Kok M (eds.) Transforming Biodiversity Governance. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 341-360.

First paragraph: 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 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 (Diaz 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.

Publication date31/12/2022
Publication date online30/06/2022
PublisherCambridge University Press
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Place of publicationCambridge

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Professor Andrea Schapper

Professor Andrea Schapper

Professor, Politics