Rethinking global biodiversity strategies: exploring structural changes in production and consumption to reduce biodiversity loss

This report argues that further expansion of the global network of protected areas will be necessary, but will not be sufficient to attain a significant reduction in the rate of biodiversity loss worldwide. Structural changes in consumption and in the efficiency of production are indispensable. Changes in agriculture, forestry, fishery and energy supply are required to slow down biodiversity loss, through reduced expansion of agricultural land, stopping over exploitation of terrestrial and marine ecosystems, and limiting climate change.