The first of its kind, the World Biodiversity Forum will bring together leading researchers, early career researchers, practitioners, representatives from different sectors and decision-makers to discuss the kind of future we want (or do not want) for biodiversity.
The World Biodiversity Forum is being held from 23 – 28 February 2020 in Davos, Switzerland. Davos is Europe’s highest town, located at 1560 m above sea level.
- Illustrate the response of biodiversity and ecosystem function to environmental change
- Explore the impacts of (anthropogenic) drivers of change and their interactions and feedbacks with ecosystems.
Values and Concepts
- Examine the role of humans and human agencies in the protection and sustainable use of biodiversity
- Explore what it takes and means for humans to conserve biodiversity.
Future of Biodiversity
- What are the pathways to desirable futures?
- Which actors need to be involved?
- What commitments are required?
Making an impact
- Highlighting the relevance and importance of biodiversity for human well-being
- Adding to the value of biodiversity knowledge by making it useful and used
- Facilitating the implementation of knowledge.
The call for session proposals and workshop proposals is now open. It closes on 21 July 2019.
Outcome of the conference
A statement, recognising the existential and economic importance of biodiversity and ecosystem function as the basis of human existence, and the importance of biodiversity and ecosystems to achieve sustainability, charting the way forward to achieve a “New Deal for Nature”.