Nature Sustainability paper’s identified knowledge gaps to achieve sustainability goals

A paper published by an international team of 32 scientists, including GIIS researcher Dr. Uttam Babu Shrestha on Nature Sustainability, identifies key knowledge gaps to achieve global sustainability goals. The study compared the knowledge gaps identified in the seven reports published by the leading scientific body—the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity  and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)—to key international sustainability goals set out by the United Nations for both the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, agreed in 2010 under the Convention on Biological Diversity, and the Sustainable Development Goals, agreed in 2015. It found critical knowledge gaps that need to be answered to tackle the root causes of biodiversity loss and calls for more relevant, solutions-focused research that can address the social-ecological crisis. These findings will add to a policy-relevant agenda for global, long-term social-ecological action. Dr. Shrestha is one of the Lead Author/Fellows of the on biodiversity and ecosystem services.



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