Under which conditions would a wide support be likely for a Multilateral Environmental Agreement for pollinator protection?

Title

Under which conditions would a wide support be likely for a Multilateral Environmental Agreement for pollinator protection?

Subject

pollinators

Description

The Nagoya Protocol (2010) demonstrated that Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEA) are still
achievable. Pollination services are essential for biodiversity, agriculture, ecosystem services and human wellbeing,
but in jeopardy as The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
(IPBES) confirmed. In 2016, thirteen mostly European countries established the Coalition of the Willing on
Pollinators. This group of forerunners increased to twentyone members. Recently, the European Union (EU)
decided to join in 2018. What would be necessary to move forward towards a Multilateral Environmental
Agreement for pollinator protection during the next three or four Conferences of the Parties (COP) of the
Convention for Biological Diversity (CBD)? Current approaches for pollinator protection mostly require subsidies
or donations, they are not scalable and might limit the number of countries promoting a multilateral agreement.
This paper suggests a mix of four strategies and low-cost policy measures across sectors. They would be affordable
even for Low Income Countries (LIC), but require addressing certain research gaps to set the stage for
policymakers.

Creator

Christmann, Stefanie

Source

Environmental Science and Policy 91 (2019) 1–5

Format

PDF

Language

English

Identifier

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2018.10.004

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Citation

Christmann, Stefanie , “Under which conditions would a wide support be likely for a Multilateral Environmental Agreement for pollinator protection?,” Biodiversity Conference Virtual Kiosk, accessed November 23, 2020, http://virtual-kiosk.cbd.int/items/show/3.