Engaging with international biodiversity policy

Professor Sandra Díaz, Professor E.J. Milner-Gulland, Dr. Mohammad Farhadinia, Dr. Mark Hirons. Chair: Rosaria, Department of Zoology

  • Start  Wednesday 26 May 2021 10:00am
  • Finish    Wednesday 26 May 2021 11:00am
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We introduce and respond to critical provocations on the possible future pathways for policy engagement for biodiversity

Policymaking for biodiversity is an international affair. From the conferences of the United Nations to local offices of Non-Governmental Organisations across the world, there are a diverse range of entry points for engaging with policy. So, what are the major international arenas for biodiversity-related policies? What is the role of Global Environmental Assessments such as IPBES and international NGOs as mediators between academia and policy-making? How might an academic think about building international policy engagement into their research agenda? In this seminar featuring contributions from academics active in informing and supporting international biodiversity policy, we will discuss the opportunities and challenges of thinking about policy engagement at the international level.


  • Rosaria, Department of Zoology


  • Professor Sandra Díaz, Córdoba National University and Co-Chair of IPBES Global Assessment
  • Professor E.J. Milner-Gulland, Department of Zoology
  • Dr. Mohammad Farhadinia, Researcher, Oxford Martin School
  • Dr. Mark Hirons, School of Geography and the Environment


Supported by the Oxford Policy Engagement Network (OPEN) and the Biodiversity Network.

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