BECC Grand Seminar: Biodiversity Governance and Climate Change
This seminar will explore climate-related challenges to landscape governance practices. It will consider the robustness of existing governance institutions, and propose a deliberative approach for (and a research project relating to) future biodiversity governance
Please register here before June 12th
Biodiversity and land use governance currently reflects an expectation that relatively stable ecological conditions typical of the Holocene will continue into the future. In many places, it relies on landscapes fragmented into static utilisation zones - with biodiversity preservation largely confined to public land. This spatial segregation has helped diminish conflicts over competing uses of those landscapes’ features and resources.
However, as climate impacts intensify, tensions will re-emerge as existing and also new actors – for instance, relating to ‘negative emissions’ - press to control ecologically destabilised landscapes and resources. Limiting conflict will require anticipatory, pre-emptive action.
10.30 Welcome and introduction
10.35 ‘New Challenges for Biodiversity Governance' - Peter Christoff ((Visiting Research Fellow, BECC/Political Science) )
11.45 'What can climate modelling/projections in Sweden tell us about landscapes given different climate futures?' - Wilhelm May
12.15 'What does Swedish research in forestry tell us about forests given different climate futures?' - Cecilia Akselsson
13.45 'What does Swedish research in the ecological sciences tell us about terrestrial species and ecosystems
given different climate futures?' - Johan Ekroos
14.15 Swedish actors and stakeholders in land use governance – now and in the future? - Åsa Knaggård
15.30 Thanks and close the first part of the Seminar
16.00 Discussion about project and planning
17.15 Thanks and close the second part of Seminar