This thematic stream sheds light on the intricate connections between biodiversity loss, poverty, and global inequality, with a focus on LMICs. Anchored within the overarching conference theme this stream seeks to foster a comprehensive understanding of the interdependencies and trade-offs between biodiversity conservation and socioeconomic well-being.
Biodiversity loss has far-reaching implications for human societies, particularly for vulnerable communities already facing poverty and social inequalities. This stream delves into the complex relationships between biodiversity decline, poverty, and global inequality, investigating how these factors interact and shape sustainable development pathways. It explores the trade-offs that arise when pursuing economic growth and development while simultaneously safeguarding biodiversity and addressing social disparities.