Streven naar voordelen voor natuur én maatschappij

De samenvatting voor beleidsmakers van de ALTER-Net conferentie van dit jaar is nu gepubliceerd. Getiteld ‘Pursuing benefits for nature and society’ formuleert deze beleidssamenvatting vijf belangrijke boodschappen van de Europese ecosysteemonderzoeksgemeenschap. Deze moeten het identificeren van synergieën en het reduceren van conflicten tussen natuur en maatschappij ondersteunen.

  • Considering multiple values, including relational values, is essential for achieving a sustainable society and economy. Capitalization of nature may neglect these relational values of nature with people.
  • Synergies between nature and society are possible and necessitate awareness of and collaboration between policy sectors and governance levels. Conflicts and trade-offs need to be acknowledged and genuinely addressed.
  • European institutions should facilitate synergies between nature and society. They can offer a coherent framework with shared aims and objectives while maintaining flexibility for locally adapted implementation. The UN Sustainable Development Goals offer such a framework.
  • Evidence and a good knowledge base are essential to support decisions at the interface between nature and society and to raise societal awareness.
  • Interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary science, through integrated stakeholder participation, is required when identifying, designing and implementing tailored solutions that offer multiple benefits.

Ik heb de samenvatting opgesteld in opdracht van ALTER-Net. Het stuk is gebaseerd op inbreng van de vele sessieleiders en het organisatiecommittee.