Integrated planning

Authors: Lausche, Barbara J.,

This publication explores emerging concepts, challenges, and key policy and law tools to help inform governments as they modernize public sector planning to better address 21st century change and advance their sustainable development goals. The focus is on strengthening spatial planning approaches to be more comprehensive, integrated, spatially and ecosystem oriented, and long-range. As part of such modernization, it becomes essential to incorporate biodiversity and climate change commitments as articulated and agreed by most countries particularly through the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) 2020 Strategic Plan for Biodiversity with its Aichi Targets, and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) new initiatives to build ecosystem resilience to climate change. This is an underlying premise of this publication.