Ensuring a Post-COVID Economic Agenda Tackles Global Biodiversity Loss

Publikation: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftÜbersichtsartikel (Review)BeigetragenBegutachtung


  • Pamela McElwee - , Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick (Autor:in)
  • Esther Turnout - , Wageningen University & Research (WUR) (Autor:in)
  • Mireille Chiroleu-Assouline - , Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Autor:in)
  • Jennifer Clapp - , University of Waterloo (Autor:in)
  • Cindy Isenhour - , University of Maine (Autor:in)
  • Tim Jackson - , University of Surrey (Autor:in)
  • Eszter Kelemen - , Environmental Social Science Research Group (ESSRG), ELKH Secreteriat (Autor:in)
  • Daniel C. Miller - , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Autor:in)
  • Graciela Rusch - , Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (Autor:in)
  • Joachim H. Spangenberg - , Sustainable Europe Research Institute (SERI) Germany (Autor:in)
  • Anthony Waldron - , University of Cambridge (Autor:in)
  • Rupert J. Baumgartner - , Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz (Autor:in)
  • Brent Bleys - , Ghent University (Autor:in)
  • Michael W. Howard - , University of Maine (Autor:in)
  • Eric Mungatana - , University of Pretoria (Autor:in)
  • Hien Ngo - , IPBES Secretariat (Autor:in)
  • Irene Ring - , Professur für Ökosystemare Dienstleistungen (Ecosystem Services) (Autor:in)
  • Rui Santos - , NOVA University Lisbon (Autor:in)


The COVID-19 pandemic has caused dramatic and unprecedented impacts on both global health and economies. Many governments are now proposing recovery packages to get back to normal, but the 2019 Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Global Assessment indicated that business as usual has created widespread ecosystem degradation. Therefore, a post-COVID world needs to tackle the economic drivers that create ecological disruptions. In this perspective, we discuss a number of tools across a range of actors for both short-term stimulus measures and longer-term revamping of global, national, and local economies that take biodiversity into account. These include measures to shift away from activities that damage biodiversity and toward those supporting ecosystem resilience, including through incentives, regulations, fiscal policy, and employment programs. By treating the crisis as an opportunity to reset the global economy, we have a chance to reverse decades of biodiversity and ecosystem losses.


Seiten (von - bis)448-461
FachzeitschriftOne Earth
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 23 Okt. 2020

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ORCID /0000-0002-2688-8947/work/142244306


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  • biodiversity, climate, COVID-19, economic policy, sustainable economies, transformative change, sustainable economies, transformative change, COVID-19, biodiversity, climate, economic policy