The NaturaConnect‘s webinar explored different Nature Future Scenarios that will help to shape the design of a coherent and resilient Trans-European Nature Network (TEN-N). We discovered how the Nature Future Scenarios can be translated into land use scenarios, how they can be used for identifying connectivity and conservation priorities and finally, how these could inform the design of the TEN-N.
The nature futures scenarios are underpinned by the Nature Futures Framework, which was developed by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) that informs the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The framework includes three different value perspectives of nature, namely: nature for nature, nature for culture and nature for society. All three value perspectives are envisaged to be considered when developing NaturaConnect’s blueprint for the TEN-N of conserved areas.
During the webinar, the draft narratives from a previous workshop were shared and participants had the opportunity to provide feedback on their current state of development. The TEN-N research and design will be further shaped by the feedback received during the webinar.
NaturaConnect – Designing a Trans-European Nature Network (TEN-N)
Carlo Rondinini – Sapienza University of Rome
Nature Futures Framework – An Introduction
Jutta Beher and Piero Visconti – International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
Nature Futures Scenarios – Incorporating the Nature Futures Framework in NaturaConnect
Henrique Pereira – German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) – Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
Outline of Nature Future Scenarios for Europe
Peter Verburg – VU Amsterdam
Nature for culture, nature for society, and nature for nature
Claudia Fornarini – Sapienza University of Rome
Alessandra Dalessio – Sapienza University of Rome
Néstor Fernández – German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) – Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
Interactive feedback session
Wrap up and next steps