Evidence from local outlooks: Indigenous and local perspectives are crucial to solving the world’s biodiversity crisis

News Indigenous peoples and local communities (IPLCs) are vital actors in implementing solutions and showing us the way forward for the protection and sustainable use the world’s biodiversity. This is the hopeful message from the second edition of the Local Biodiversity...  Read more »

Including a human rights-based approach in multilateral environmental agreements

News A workshop hosted by SwedBio partners in Thailand highlights the importance of acknowledging the connection between human rights and biodiversity within the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. Human rights depend on thriving, biodiverse ecosystems. The rights to food, clean water, clean...  Read more »

The importance of local and indigenous knowledge in international policy processes

News Human societies rely on healthy ecosystems. Yet, nature continues to be degraded worldwide. As a way to address this global problem, the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), was established in 2012 as a way to bridge science...  Read more »

Towards a more inclusive valuation of nature

News ACTING IN A POSITION OF POWER: The outcomes of nature valuation and decision-making processes are vastly affected by unequal power relations. This imbalance is at the core of most environmental problems. “Decisions on the use of nature reflect the values...  Read more »