This article was originally published on the Stockholm Resilience Centre


In a paper published in People and Nature, centre researchers Laura Pereira, Jan Kuiper and Garry Peterson together with an international team present a new approach for creating diverse futures in which people and nature thrive – the Nature Futures Framework (NFF).

The approach was developed as part of the workplan of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). All authors are members of the IPBES’s Scenarios and models task force, which has been working to develop new ways of incorporating multiple connections with nature in scenarios and models.

…The process of deciding the steps we should take to reach a desirable future can be supported by the production of visions, scenarios, and pathways that are collectively developed with relevant stakeholders. The NFF is designed to guide these processes, holding on to the diversity of perspectives on what is desirable, and enabling the development of shared goals across specific places and perspectives on nature.

“A sustainable world cannot be achieved without transformative systemic societal change. As the global community sets out to develop new goals for biodiversity, the Nature Future Framework can be used as a navigation tool helping to make diverse, desirable futures possible,” conclude the authors.”

Read on at: the Stockholm Resilience Centre