Better Nature Together is an online forum and emerging network designed to identify and develop proposals to change the political-economic rules that govern humanity’s activities so they restore nature, rather than continue to destroy it.

We invite you to submit your proposals for focus areas (strategies) and specific interventions (commitments). Over the course of 2020 we’ll select and publish at least one paper a month, inviting responses and comments as a way to refine the proposals as well as build a community of action. View our submission guidelines here.

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Setting the Scene

2020 Super Year offers a unique opportunity for biodiversity and ecosystems, culminating in the COP for biodiversity in Kunming, China, in October and the COP for climate in Glasgow, UK, in November.

However, business as usual, which delivers incremental changes in policy, financing and ambition, will not solve the underlying causes of climate breakdown and biodiversity collapse. Nothing less than a transformation in the political-economic rules that govern humanity’s relationship with nature will turn around the present trends and begin rebuilding a robust and diverse nature.

Over the course of the next nine months we’ll work with stakeholders to crowdsource an ambitious set of commitments focused on the political-economic rules change required to realise the transformation we need. We invite you to submit your proposals for focus areas (strategies) and specific interventions (commitments), and engage over the course of 2020 to refine them ahead of the culmination of Super Year.

Approach

We’ve developed, validated and improved the Better Nature theory of change over two years through extensive consultation. It’s a useful framework, or theory of change, through which to view the challenges facing our natural world. But it’s only a framework – we now need you to:

  • Strengthen it
  • Populate it with practical, tangible real-world approaches to realising the transformation we need, and
  • Work with us to disseminate the best of what we’ve found, and so support the institutional change required.

Our first paper can be found here, and details the Better Nature theory of change as framework through which to explore and respond to the challenge of our time. We invite you to submit responses via this form. We’ll publish responses as they are received. We’ll also summarise responses and circulate via our email list, which you can sign up to below.

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