Submission
ID 117026
 
Main Information
Title Harnessing the Fourth Industrial Revolution for Life on Land
Description "The stress on the earth’s natural systems caused by human activity has considerably worsened in the 25 years since the 1992 Rio Earth Summit in Brazil. As a result of the “great acceleration” in human economic activity since the mid-20th century, research from many earth system scientists’ suggests that life on land could be entering a period of unprecedented environmental systems change. This thematic paper, which is part of a wider series, explores these issues. Its particular focus is to shed light on how the Fourth Industrial Revolution could help unlock efforts to protect and restore the earth’s critical ecosystems and biodiversity hotspots by catalysing a new, inclusive bio-economy that is in line with the targets of Sustainable Development Goal 15, Life on Land, and the Convention on Biological Diversity Nagoya Protocol.9 It focuses on the Amazon basin as a use case."
Web Link /doc/case-studies/inc/cs-inc-wef-en.pdf
 
Additional Information
Authors World Economic Forum
Countries Brazil
Regions Latin America and the Caribbean
Incentive Measures Economic Valuation
Indirect Incentives (property rights, market creation)
Keywords Genes
Genetic resources
Genetics
Business and Biodiversity
Economics, trade and incentive measures
Economic resources
Information technology
Technology
Technological changes
 
 
  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme