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Rethinking Biodiversity Strategies (2010) project

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Website: http://www.pbl.nl/en/publications/2010/Rethinking_Global_Biodiversity_Strategies
Application type: 2. Topical or sectoral assessment
Role of IMAGE framework: Building on earlier biodiversity assessments, the IMAGE framework was used in assessing options to reduce pressure on biodiversity from human activities in addition to the more commonly applied conservation measures.
Summary: The mere protection of valuable nature areas, although still necessary, will not be sufficient for reducing biodiversity loss. To strongly reduce the rate of global biodiversity loss in the coming decades, structural changes in consumption and production are needed. A reduction in meat consumption would be of great benefit. In addition, changes are needed especially in agriculture, forestry, fishery and in the supply of energy.
Key publication(s): PBL, 2010


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