A new agenda for the Future of Nature is taking shape ahead of the 15th Conference of the Parties (COP) of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity in Beijing in 2020, where international targets for protecting nature and biodiversity will be established. Ahead of the Beijing COP, a multistakeholder effort is required to identify related risks and illustrate opportunities. The Global Future Council on the Biodiversity Action Agenda will engage an influential group of experts and leaders to explore these issues, catalyse a bio-diversity action agenda, and join the advisory cloud for the World Economic Forum’s New Nature Economy report, which will be released by mid-2020.
Carlos Manuel Rodríguez Echandi, Minister of Environment and Energy, Ministry of Environment and Energy of Costa Rica, Costa Rica
· Akanksha Khatri, Head, Centre Strategy and Management, Centre for Global Public Goods, Akanksha.Khatri@weforum.org