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Biodiversity and strategy

Subtle equilibriums

by Hervé Brédif (writer), Laurent Simon (writer)
Collection: Hors Collection
december 2023
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Biodiversity conservation calls for a revolutionary approach to our relationship with nature and the living world. But it also requires completely rethinking the way we develop international policies and strategies. While these instruments must deal with a highly complex reality, they are too often viewed as simple action plans. Measures and initiatives that are focused on mainly technical solutions eventually result in unfortunate setbacks when the often unpredictable and ever-changing dynamics of life come into play.

The United Nations Biodiversity Conference (COP15) was held in 2022, and despite the adoption of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework, it failed to produce a truly innovative approach to international 'strategy'. It is therefore more necessary than ever to reconsider the official diagnosis that underpins international action. Although certainly difficult, this can be done by mobilising a wide range of expertise from different scientific communities.

Drawing on numerous examples and a wealth of research from the humanities, social sciences and conservation sciences, this book offers a profoundly renewed strategic diagnosis as well as levers for activating regenerative processes to benefit the living world.

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Biodiversité et stratégie

Table of contents



Biodiversity: A multifaceted notion

Strategy aims for the efficiency of difficult action


The foundations of official strategic thinking

A long-standing community of thinking

The three fundamental components of the diagnosis

The five pillars of strategic action


Limitations and blind spots of the strategies adopted

Protecting and preserving at the risk of sanctuarising

Knowledge and mobilisation at risk of commodification

Valuing and stimulating at the risk of monetising

Regulating and integrating at the risk of globalisation

Producing and consuming differently at the risk of standardisation


Keys for rethinking the strategic approach

First criticism overview

A simplistic and flawed diagnosis

A thoroughly renewed strategic diagnosis

What is the path to change?

Overview and outlook

Doing away with the easy way out

Reconnecting with the complexity of reality

Monitoring subtle equilibriums

Leveraging the territorial scale as a strategic asset



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Language(s): English

Publisher: Éditions Quae

Collection: Hors Collection

Published: 20 december 2023

Reference Book: 02934

Reference eBook [PDF]: 02934NUM

EAN13 Book: 9782759238910

EAN13 eBook [PDF]: 9782759238927

Interior: Black & white

Format (in mm) Book: 150 x 230

Pages count Book: 224

Pages count eBook [PDF]: 224

Weight (in grammes): 390

Size: 1.6 MB (PDF)


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