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Special Issue: The Governance of Biodiversity Recovery: From Global Targets to Sectoral Action, July 2023


Governments and companies have committed to achieving global biodiversity targets, including those defined by the Global Biodiversity Framework of the Convention on Biological Diversity. To directly address the driving forces of biodiversity loss, it is crucial that governments and companies integrate or ‘mainstream’ these targets in sectoral policies and plans and implement concrete measures. This special issue aims to further our understanding of how and to what extent the integration of biodiversity targets in public and private sectoral policies ‘works’ in terms of implementation and results and what the critical barriers and challenges are that impede a stronger integration.

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