Rethinking and Upholding Justice and Equity in Transformative Biodiversity Governance

Jonathan Pickering, Brendan Coolsaet, Neil Dawson, Kimberly Marion Suiseeya, Cristina Y. A. Inoue, Michelle Lim

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Justice and equity are fundamental to the complex choices that societies need to make to achieve transformative change (Bennett et al., 2019; IPBES, 2019; Leach et al., 2018; Martin, 2017). Evidence that more socioeconomically unequal societies tend to experience higher rates of biodiversity loss (Holland et al., 2009; IPBES, 2019) suggests that injustice and threats to biodiversity are closely intertwined. Injustice can function as an underlying cause of biodiversity loss, such as where colonial expropriation of Indigenous peoples’ land paves the way for its exploitation (Martinez-Alier, 2002).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransforming Biodiversity Governance
EditorsIngrid J. Visseren-Hamakers, Marcel T. J. Kok
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages24
ISBN (Print)9781108479745
Publication statusPublished - 2022


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