Plenary A | Setting the Stage: What is at Stake with Biodiversity Loss and How Do We Enable Nature Positive Development Pathways for Sustainability Challenges?

Session Description: The plenary will delve into the crucial issue of biodiversity loss and its wide-ranging implications for ecosystems, species, and human well-being. It will highlight the significance of nature-positive development pathways that integrate conservation and sustainable development principles.

The session will underscore the importance of research in understanding the complexities of biodiversity loss, policymaking in driving transformative change, and capacity building to empower stakeholders in implementing effective strategies. By focusing on these elements, the panel aims to foster a comprehensive understanding of the challenges and opportunities associated with biodiversity loss, while seeking practical solutions that promote sustainable development and biodiversity conservation.