The aim of the workshop is to develop a research proposal on the diverse conceptualizations of nature and its values as a joint effort between EcoServices and PECS, two of the Future Earth programmes, IPBES (The intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services), GIZ (the German Coorperation Agency) and Swedbio (a knowledge ínterface on resilience based at the Stockholm resilience Center. This proposal will feed into the Natural Assets Knowledge Action Network of Future earth.
Natural assets are perceived and valued in starkly different and often conflicting ways. Initiatives at the knowledge-policy interface require a pluralistic approach to recognizing the diversity of values of nature. Practical implementations of novel valuation approaches where values across stakeholders may be hard to compare on the same yardstick are urgently needed. Better understanding ways towards bridging incommensurable values relative to nature conservation, social-ecological resilience and equity, and ways of achieving sustainable development goals within planetary boundaries are needed. This vision on valuation of natural assets also require recognizing and addressing power relationships across stakeholder groups that hold different value systems on human nature-relations. Since the 1992 Rio Summit, various scientific lenses have strived to enhance the understanding of values of natural assets, but mostly from a unidimensional perspective, e.g., with an economic or ecological value lens.
DESIRED PROFILE OF PARTICIPANTS:
The participante will directly contribute to elaborate the proposal. The workshop is for invited participants only. All the participante need to be familiar with diverse values, IPBES or Future Earth, as either researcher or practitioner
Organizer: Unai Pascual
Unai Pascual, BC3 Spain
Patricia Balvanera, IIES, UNAM