2017
CBD

Review of future projections of biodiversity and ecosystem services

DP Tittensor, A Baquero, M Harfoot, S Hill.

Abstract

The 2050 Vision of the Convention on Biological Diversity’s (CBD) Strategic Plan for
Biodiversity 2011-2020 is that ‘biodiversity is valued, conserved, restored and wisely used,
maintaining ecosystem services, sustaining a healthy planet, and delivering benefits essential for
all people.’ To achieve this 2050 Vision it is necessary to assess where we stand at present, but
also to evaluate where we are heading, and how alternative policies and socio-economic
developments may affect this trajectory.