New nature focused scenarios are being developed for the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). These scenarios describe alternate plausible trajectories towards futures in which both people and nature thrive. As part of the scenario development process we want to connect to the Natural Capital community to ensure that these scenarios capture how better use of nature and restoration could occur. In this session we will introduce the scenario approach and draft storylines, before dividing into break-out groups to discuss and identify specific approaches that could enhance ecosystems while increasing human well-being, focusing on cities and regional economic development in the greater San Francisco Bay area.
Session Leads: Jan Kuiper, Postdoctoral Researcher at Stanford University and the Stockholm Resilience Centre, and Garry Peterson, Professor and Head of Subject in Sustainability Science at Stockholm Resilience Centre