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Terrestrial biodiversity (NB)

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Interpretation of theme:
Is item of theme: Nature and biodiversity

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Terrestrial biodiversity (NB) associations

Policy themes are used to classify Key policy issues and policy interventions. The tables below contain the issues and interventions associated with theme item Terrestrial biodiversity (NB).

Associated Key policy issues and their components

ComponentDescription
Agricultural economy What are the policy options to reduce agricultural land use and to safeguard global biodiversity, while ensuring food security?
IMAGE framework summary What are the consequences of these changes for international targets for biodiversity protection (addressed by the CBD), climate change (UNFCCC) and human development (addressed by the Millennium Development Goals and Sustainable Development Goals)?
IMAGE framework summary How could global environmental issues such as climate change, biodiversity loss and air pollution evolve?
Land and biodiversity policies What are the synergies and trade-offs between halting biodiversity loss, food security, reducing nutrient emissions, and reducing water stress?
Land and biodiversity policies How can land-use policies contribute to strategies for halting biodiversity loss and reducing greenhouse gas emissions?
Land degradation In what parts of the world have human-induced changes in land and soil conditions occurred?
Terrestrial biodiversity What are the key pressure factors causing biodiversity loss?
Terrestrial biodiversity What is the future rate of terrestrial biodiversity loss in the absence of additional policies and measures?
Terrestrial biodiversity How will nature conservation policies and measures to reduce the key pressure factors of biodiversity loss contribute to meeting the targets of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)?

Associated policy interventions, their components and the affected components

Policy interventionDescriptionImplemented inAffects component
Enlarge protected areas Increase in areas with protected status, as well the size of the areas as the numer of parks.
Implementation of sustainability criteria in bio-energy production Sustainability criteria that could become binding for dedicated bio-energy production, such as the restrictive use of water-scarce or degraded areas.
Increase forest plantations Increase the use of wood from highly productive wood plantations instead of wood from (semi-) natural forests.