Justice, sustainability, and the diverse values of nature: why they matter for biodiversity conservation

Dominic Lenzi, Patricia Balvanera, Paola Arias-arévalo, Uta Eser, Louise Guibrunet, Adrian Martin, Barbara Muraca, Unai Pascual

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Aiming at just and sustainable futures for biodiversity conservation requires clarity concerning how justice relates to the diverse values of nature. By drawing upon and expanding on the recent Values Assessment of Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, this article discusses the implications of the diverse values of nature for different dimensions of justice. It also addresses how achieving transformative change that protects biodiversity requires the inclusion of diverse values of nature into valuation and decision-making processes, and how this imperative is interconnected with different dimensions of justice.
Original languageEnglish
Article number 101353
JournalCurrent Opinion in Environmental Sustainability
Volume 64
Early online date19 Sep 2023
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2023

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