This session explored where and how transformation need to be catalysed in order to protect and to regenerate the planet’s life support systems and to respect and sustain the people who depend on them. It examined the enabling conditions contained in the draft and assess whether they are sufficiently robust to unleash transformation on the scale needed and the common factors that are critical to deliver success at scale where this has eluded us to date – the “enabling conditions”.
The session made the case for more attention to governance, rights and political economy in the Global Biodiversity Framework. Informed by the presentations and participants own experience, the session explored what the enabling conditions would look like if – rather than “facilitating the implementation of the framework” they were framed as “critical success factors” and how this stronger framing might be achieved. This is essential to ensure that the Post-2020 Framework ultimately transforms how we value nature, how we ensure the fair and equitable sharing of benefits and ultimately, how we unlock nature’s full potential to support the SDGs and the Paris Agreement.
The session explored new narratives that position healthy, diverse and functional natural systems as the foundation for social, economic development, security and well-being.