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 »

Making women visible in small-scale fisheries, seaweed farming, and aquaculture

News Small-scale fisheries (SSF) are a way of life. It is part of culture, traditions, and identity. It is an activity that is diverse, dynamic, uses basic technologies, and is often connected to local communities. Many small-scale fishers are self-employed, and...  Read more »