Transformative change for a sustainable management of global commons - biodiversity, forests and the ocean : recommendations for international cooperation based on a review of global assessment reports and project experience / Heidi Wittmer, Augustin Berghöfer, Leonie Büttner, Ruchira Chakrabarty, Johannes Förster, Sabina Khan, Claudia König, Gesche Krause, David Kreuer, Karla E. Locher-Krause, Thais Moreno Soares, Marcela Munoz, Malte Neumann, Isabel Renner, Julian Rode, Imma Schniewind, Dorothea Schwarzer, Ulrike Tröger, Yves Zinngrebe, Salina Spiering
VerfasserWittmer, Heidi ; Berghöfer, Augustin ; Büttner, Leonie ; Chakrabarty, Ruchira ; Förster, Johannes ; Khan, Sabina ; König, Claudia ; Krause, Gesche ; Kreuer, David ; Locher Krause, Karla Estela ; Moreno Soares, Thais ; Muñoz Escobar, Marcela ; Neumann, Malte ; Renner, Isabel ; Rode, Julian ; Schniewind, Imma ; Schwarzer, Dorothea ; Tröger, Ulrike ; Zinngrebe, Yves ; Spiering, Salina
KörperschaftHelmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung ; Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung ; Alfred-Wegener-Institut
ErschienenLeipzig, Germany : Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, [2021]
Umfang1 Online-Ressource (154 Seiten, 13,84 MB) : Illustrationen, Diagramme, Karten
Literaturverzeichnis: Seite 143-152
A project implemented and a publication produced with the support of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) through the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.
SerieUFZ-Bericht ; 2021, 3
Schlagwörtersustainable development / biodiversity / forests / the ocean / ecosystems / transformative change / SDGs / sustainability goals / global assessments / global commons / sustainability transformation / policy measures / German Development cooperation / governance
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Transformative change for a sustainable management of global commons - biodiversity, forests and the ocean [13.84 mb]
Global scientific assessments increasingly reach the conclusion that transformative change of global production and consumption systems is necessary to safeguard and maintain global commons such as biodiversity natural forests and the ocean and to stabilise climate at the global scale. Against this background the present study analyses the conclusions of global assessments and derives recommendations on how to increase the transformative potential of international negotiations and agreements as well as development cooperation programs projects and initiatives. The study develops a conceptual framework building on the academic literature and argues that interventions are much more likely to achieve transformation to sustainability if they are embedded within a more comprehensive framing of transformative change consisting of 1. a compelling transformative vision 2. knowledge on systemic change 3. navigation of the dynamics inherent in changing development pathways and 4. emancipated agency providing room for inclusive deliberation and 5. combine transformative modes of governance. The study identifies core challenges and gaps for the conservation and sustainable management of biodiversity in general and for forests and the ocean by (i) examining the recommendations from global assessments and reports on the state of nature and the environment and (ii) by analysing international cooperation projects for biodiversity forests and the ocean with regard to their transformative potential. Finally the study provides recommendations on how Germany can support transformation in the context of international and development cooperation.