Natures contributions to people: Weaving plural perspectives

Publicado en One earth 2021 v.4 no.7 pp. 910-915

Hill R., Diaz S., Pascual U., Stenseke, M., Molnár, Z. & van Velden J. 

Año de publicación 2021
  • CSIRO Land and Water, Cairns, QLD, Australia
  • Centre for Tropical Environmental and Sustainability Science, Division of Tropical Environments and Societies, James Cook University, Cairns, QLD, Australia
  • Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas, Instituto Multidisciplinario de Biología Vegetal (IMBIV), CONICET, Casilla de Correo 495, Córdoba, Argentina
  • Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales, Departamento de Diversidad Biológica y Ecología, Córdoba, Argentina
  • Basque Center for Climate Change (BC3). Scientific Campus of the University of the Basque Country, Leioa, Spain
  • Basque Foundation for Science, Ikerbasque, Bilbao, Spain
  • Centre for Development and Environment, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
  • Unit for Human Geography, School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Centre for Ecological Research, Institute of Ecology and Botany, Vácrátót, Hungary
  • The Cairns Institute, James Cook University, Cairns, QLD, Australia
  • Basque Center for Climate Change &ldquoUnit of Excellence&rdquo (Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness MDM-2017-0714).
  • FonCyT, CONICET (PIP 11220130100103), PRIMAR-UNC (Res 248/18),
  • the Newton Fund (NERC-UK and CONICET-Argentina), 
  • Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI) SGP-HW 090
Proyecto SGP-HW 090
PDFNatures contributions to people_ Weaving plural perspectives.pdf


"Nature's contributions to people" (NCP) is designed to provide space for the recognition of diverse and evolving culturally mediated ideas about what people derive from, and co-produce with, nature. Its origins, along with the IPBES conceptual framework in which it is embedded, is transdisciplinary, action-oriented, and inclusive and also embraces pluralism. NCP provides both generalizing and context-specific perspectives and analytical tools that can be interwoven and enables diverse actors to represent nature-people interactions for different scales, audiences, and decision-makers. NCP therefore can be used to understand and communicate the ways in which ongoing biodiversity decline may affect the complex relationships between people and nature. This Primer presents NCP in accessible language, highlights its unique contribution as a tool for plural valuation of nature in conservation assessments, clarifies common misconceptions, and provides examples of the innovative ways NCP has already been applied around the world.