Key knowledge gaps to achieve global sustainability goals

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Mastrangelo, Matias E., Perez-Harguindeguy, Natalia, Enrico, Lucas, Bennett, Elena, Lavorel, Sandra, Cumming, Graeme S., Abeygunawardane, Dilini, Amarilla, Leonardo D., Burkhard, Benjamin, Egoh, Benis N., Frishkoff, Luke, Galetto, Leonardo, Huber, Sibyl, Karp, Daniel S., Ke, Alison, Kowaljow, Esteban, Kronenburg-Garcia, Angela, Locatelli, Bruno, Martin-Lopez, Berta, ..., Zoeller, Kim. 2019. "Key knowledge gaps to achieve global sustainability goals." Nature Sustainability. 2 (12), pp. 1115-1121. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-019-0412-1
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Key knowledge gaps to achieve global sustainability goals

ERA Journal ID213764
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsMastrangelo, Matias E. (Author), Perez-Harguindeguy, Natalia (Author), Enrico, Lucas (Author), Bennett, Elena (Author), Lavorel, Sandra (Author), Cumming, Graeme S. (Author), Abeygunawardane, Dilini (Author), Amarilla, Leonardo D. (Author), Burkhard, Benjamin (Author), Egoh, Benis N. (Author), Frishkoff, Luke (Author), Galetto, Leonardo (Author), Huber, Sibyl (Author), Karp, Daniel S. (Author), Ke, Alison (Author), Kowaljow, Esteban (Author), Kronenburg-Garcia, Angela (Author), Locatelli, Bruno (Author), Martin-Lopez, Berta (Author), Meyfroidt, Patrick (Author), Mwampamba, Tuyeni H. (Author), Nel, Jeanne (Author), Nicholas, Kimberly A. (Author), Nicholson, Charles (Author), Oteros-Rozas, Elisa (Author), Rahlao, Sebataolo J. (Author), Raudsepp-Hearne, Ciara (Author), Ricketts, Taylor (Author), Shrestha, Uttam B. (Author), Torres, Carolina (Author), Winkler, Klara J. (Author) and Zoeller, Kim (Author)
Journal TitleNature Sustainability
Journal Citation2 (12), pp. 1115-1121
Number of Pages7
Year2019
PublisherNature Publishing Group
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
ISSN2398-9629
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-019-0412-1
Web Address (URL)https://www.nature.com/articles/s41893-019-0412-1
Abstract

Regional and global assessments periodically update what we know, and highlight what remains to be known, about the linkages between people and nature that both define and depend upon the state of the environment. To guide research that better informs policy and practice, we systematically synthesize knowledge gaps from recent assessments of four regions of the globe and three key themes by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. We assess their relevance to global sustainability goals and trace their evolution relative to those identified in the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. We found that global sustainability goals cannot be achieved without improved knowledge on feedbacks between social and ecological systems, effectiveness of governance systems and the influence of institutions on the social distribution of ecosystem services. These top research priorities have persisted for the 14 years since the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. Our analysis also reveals limited understanding of the role of indigenous and local knowledge in sustaining nature’s benefits to people. Our findings contribute to a policy-relevant and solution-oriented agenda for global, long-term social-ecological research.

KeywordsMillennium Ecosystem Assessment; global sustainability goals; governance systems; socail systems; ecological systems; social-ecological research
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020419999. Other environmental sciences not elsewhere classified
410401. Conservation and biodiversity
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Byline AffiliationsNational University of Mar del Plata, Argentina
National University of Cordoba, Argentina
McGill University, Canada
Grenoble Alpes University, France
James Cook University
Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
Leibniz University Hannover, Germany
University of California, United States
University of Texas, United States
Flury and Giuliani, Switzerland
University of Montpellier, France
Leuphana University Luneburg, Germany
National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico
Nelson Mandela University, South Africa
Lund University, Sweden
University of Vic - Central University of Catalonia, Spain
South African National Biodiversity Institute, South Africa
Wildlife Conservation Society Canada
University of Vermont, United States
Institute for Life Sciences and the Environment
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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