A new agenda for the Future of Nature is taking shape ahead of the 15th Conference of the Parties (COP) of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity in Beijing in 2020 – where new international targets for protecting nature and biodiversity will be established. Ahead of the Beijing COP, a multi-stakeholder effort is required to identify related risks and illustrate opportunities. The Global Future Council on Biodiversity and the new Bio-Economy will engage an influential group of experts and leaders to explore these issues, catalyze a bio-diversity action agenda, and help shape and advance the World Economic Forum’s Biodiversity Action Initiative.
Cristiana Pasca Palmer, Executive Secretary, United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity
Manuel Pulgar-Vidal Otalora, Leader, Climate and Energy Practice, WWF International
· Akanksha Khatri, Head, Centre Strategy and Management, Centre for Global Public Goods, Akanksha.Khatri@weforum.org