Integrating biodiversity, ecosystem services and sustainability mitigation scenarios
How can future human demand for food, fiber, energy, and water be efficiently met while minimizing negative impacts to the earth? Answering this question is key to developing scenarios that will inform natural resource management and planning, particularly those that jointly consider the effects of new policies on social and environmental systems. Understanding and accounting for potential changes to biodiversity, ecosystems, and the physical system is essential for effective, joint mitigation efforts. This pursuit will bring together diverse disciplines, with a broad community of stakeholders, policymakers, and others in a collaborative process to discuss and create new scenarios.