Global priorities of environmental issues to combat food insecurity and biodiversity loss

dc.contributorAalto-yliopistofi
dc.contributorAalto Universityen
dc.contributor.authorScherer, Lauraen_US
dc.contributor.authorSvenning, Jens-Christianen_US
dc.contributor.authorHuang, Jingen_US
dc.contributor.authorSeymour, Colleenen_US
dc.contributor.authorSandel, Brodyen_US
dc.contributor.authorMueller, Nathanielen_US
dc.contributor.authorKummu, Mattien_US
dc.contributor.authorBekunda, Mateeteen_US
dc.contributor.authorBruelheide, Helgeen_US
dc.contributor.authorHochman, Zvien_US
dc.contributor.authorSiebert, Stefanen_US
dc.contributor.authorRueda, Oscaren_US
dc.contributor.authorvan Bodegom, Peter M.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Built Environmenten
dc.contributor.groupauthorWater and Environmental Eng.en
dc.contributor.organizationLeiden Universityen_US
dc.contributor.organizationAarhus Universityen_US
dc.contributor.organizationKirstenbosch Research Centreen_US
dc.contributor.organizationSanta Clara Universityen_US
dc.contributor.organizationColorado State Universityen_US
dc.contributor.organizationInternational Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Arushaen_US
dc.contributor.organizationMartin Luther University Halle-Wittenbergen_US
dc.contributor.organizationCommonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)en_US
dc.contributor.organizationUniversity of Göttingenen_US
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-01T06:52:08Z
dc.date.available2020-06-01T06:52:08Z
dc.date.issued2020-08-15en_US
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dc.description.abstractVarious environmental challenges are rapidly threatening ecosystems and societies globally. Major interventions and a strategic approach are required to minimize harm and to avoid reaching catastrophic tipping points. Setting evidence-based priorities aids maximizing the impact of the limited resources available for environmental interventions. Focusing on protecting both food security and biodiversity, international experts prioritized major environmental challenges for intervention based on three comprehensive criteria - importance, neglect, and tractability. The top priorities differ between food security and biodiversity. For food security, the top priorities are pollinator loss, soil compaction, and nutrient depletion, and for biodiversity conservation, ocean acidification and land and sea use (especially habitat degradation) are the main concerns. While climate change might be the most pressing environmental challenge and mitigation is clearly off-track, other issues rank higher because of climate change's high attention in research. Research and policy agendas do not yet consistently cover these priorities. Thus, a shift in attention towards the high-priority environmental challenges, identified here, is needed to increase the effectiveness of global environmental protection. (C) 2020 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V.en
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dc.identifier.citationScherer, L, Svenning, J-C, Huang, J, Seymour, C, Sandel, B, Mueller, N, Kummu, M, Bekunda, M, Bruelheide, H, Hochman, Z, Siebert, S, Rueda, O & van Bodegom, P M 2020, ' Global priorities of environmental issues to combat food insecurity and biodiversity loss ', Science of the Total Environment, vol. 730, 139096 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.139096en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.139096en_US
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dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:aalto-202006013458
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevier Science B.V.
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dc.relation.ispartofseriesScience of the Total Environmenten
dc.relation.ispartofseriesVolume 730en
dc.rightsopenAccessen
dc.subject.keywordPioritizationen_US
dc.subject.keywordEffectivenessen_US
dc.subject.keywordEnvironmental protectionen_US
dc.subject.keywordGlobal changeen_US
dc.subject.keywordAgricultureen_US
dc.subject.keywordEcosystemsen_US
dc.titleGlobal priorities of environmental issues to combat food insecurity and biodiversity lossen
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