This is an optional reading for Week 1 of the Introduction to Resilience for Development MOOC (Part 2: Applying Resilience Thinking to National Biodiversity Plans).
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development recognizes that sustainable management of natural resources is relevant to achieving all the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and therefore the crucial role of biodiversity and ecosystem services in the well-being of both people and our planet. To accomplish the 2030 Agenda, there is however a need for improved mainstreaming of enhanced conservation and sustainable use of ecosystems and biodiversity in development decisions, sectors and actions.
The paper strengthens the message that, if effectively implemented, the conservation of biodiversity and ecosystem services can lead to substantial gains in many facets of sustainable development.
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