Topic 3b Life below Water


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Next Conference: Track 3b

Please look for more information on the track at the 2019 Nanjing Conference coming soon

Related UN-SDGS

Past Conference

Messina, Italy,  2018

Our two tracks 3A and 3B addressed  the SDGs “Life on land” and “Life under water”. The presentations covered a diverse set of topics and case studies that, in essence, examined the question whether it is possible to have development of human communities without compromising existing biodiversity. We also acknowledged the great benefits high biodiversity can provide humanity and whether it is possible to restore deleteriously altered ecosystems to enhance biodiversity.

Below a few key results of the 3b Life below Water track at the Bogotá Conference (2017) are displayed. A wide variety of interesting talks led to the following general conclusions;

• Ecosystem services (ESS) are a bridge concept linking natural, social and cultural sciences with decision makers from different walks of life.
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Knowledge Sources

State of the Art
(to be added soon)

Recommended Sources: 
1) Recent insights and state of the art knowledge on conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity be found on the intergovernmental knowledge platform IPBES - Science and Policy for People and Nature (read more)
2) Look at the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network on Forests, Oceans, Biodiversity, and Ecosystem Services
3) Useful courses available at the UN SDG Academy; see for example
From the Ground Up: Managing and Preserving Our Terrestrial Ecosystems

Routledge & Earthscans' Sustainability Hub

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Who are we?

Who are we?
Prof. Francisco Comín

How to get involved?
Do you want to contribute to our knowledge platform and engage in exchanging best practices? We invite ISDRS members (senior and junior scientists) interested in this topic to join and participate, please mail us!

Look at how you can contribute to our topic groups

LinkedIn Discussions in our Topic Group 3b

Recent discourses on the ISDRS LinkedIn discussion group:

Partner Organisations

The International University Network on Cultural and Biological Diversity  (IUNCBD) is an active partner of the ISDRS on this topic. Read more about the IUNCBD here.