Working with the IPBES Nature Futures in Education

Nature futures chuo university

Students in a course on environmental design at the Faculty of Science and Engineering, Chuo University, Tokyo, worked with the IPBES Nature Futures (Visions for nature and nature’s contributions to people for the 21st century, They used the summaries of the 'visions' as a starting point to develop ideas about desirable future trajectories of geographical areas of their own choice. The results were promising, and I'm planning to continue using this approach in courses at Chuo University. If other members of ONet are also working with the Nature Futures in education, I'd be interested in learning about your methods. Creating a repository of materials in different languages that can be used to discuss IPBES scenarios with a variety of groups might be a good way to support the development of IPBES stakeholder networks.