No matter where you are, the world’s population depends on sustainable uses of land and on conservation of natural environments and the protection of life within them. Human endeavors relate critically not only to future food production but also to health, freshwater availability, economic development and inequities, crime and corruption.
On this hub you’ll find essential, hand-picked research about all of these—and informed opinions too—drawn from across books, journals and magazines. Here you can witness how our researchers are changing the future one discovery at a time.
To coincide with the United Nations Biodiversity Conference (COP15) in Montreal, Canada, in December 2022, we highlight SDG target 15.5: Protect Biodiversity and Natural Habitats. This topic will be the key focus of the upcoming conference, as the world’s governments come together to set the goals and actions needed to protect and conserve the natural world over the coming decade as part of the Convention on Biological Diversity’s (CBD) post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF). This framework aims to halt biodiversity loss by 2030, and move towards achieving the CBD’s aim of Living in Harmony with Nature by 2050.
Our featured content this month includes interviews with conservation scientists and environmental policy experts on the importance of COP15 for the protection of nature, and the key role of biodiversity in sustainable development, as well as highlights on biodiversity conservation from our books, journals, and blogs.