In the 10 Must Knows from Biodiversity Science 2024, 64 scientists have further developed their well-founded and diverse findings and recommendations from the 10MustKnows22. The content of the ten selected key areas of the Earth-human system is supplemented by relevant publications from 2022 and 2023 and linked to the 23 global goals of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) adopted in December 2022. The authors are aware that the next six years until 2030 are essential for achieving an ecologically sustainable and socially just life on our planet in the medium and long term. With the 10MustKnows24, they want to actively contribute to accelerating the socio-ecological transformation by providing scientifically sound recommendations for politics and society.
These are the 10MustKnows24:
  1. Achieving climate and biodiversity protection together

  2. Enabling a healthy life on a healthy planet

  3. Considering undiscovered biodiversity

  4. Linking linguistic, cultural and biological diversity

  5. Harmonising the diverse use of forest ecosystems and biodiversity conservation

  6. Transforming agricultural and food systems

  7. Protecting land and resources

  8. Releasing transformative change through international collaboration and Education for Sustainable Development

  9. Ensuring free access and open use of biodiversity-related dat10: Reducing biodiversity impacts from food consumption

  10. Reducing biodiversity impacts from food consumption

Leibniz Research Network Biodiversity (2024). 10 Must Knows from Biodiversity Science. Thonicke, K., Rahner, E., Arneth, A., Bonn, A., Borchard, N., Chaudhary, A., Darbi, M., Dutta, T., Eberle, U., Eisenhauer, N., Farwig, N., Flocco, C. G., Freitag, J., Grobe, P., Grosch, R., Grossart, H. P., Grosse, A., Grützmacher, K., Hagemann, N., Hansjürgens, B., Hartman Scholz, A., Hassenrück, C., Häuser, C., Hickler, T., Hölker, F., Jacob, U., Jähnig, S., Jürgens, K., Kramer-Schadt, S., Kretsch, C., Krug, C., Lindner, J. P., Loft, L., Mann, C., Matzdorf, B., Mehring, M., Meier, R., Meusemann, K., Müller, D., Nieberg, M., Overmann, J., Peters, R. S., Pörtner, L., Pradhan, P., Prochnow, A., Rduch, V., Reyer, C., Roos, C., Scherber, C.,  Scheunemann, N., Schroer, S., Schuck, A., Sioen, G. B., Sommer, S., Sommerwerk, N., Tanneberger, F., Tockner, K., van der Voort, H., Veenstra, T., Verburg, P., Voss, M., Warner, B., Wende, W., Wesche, K. Potsdam, Germany, 72 pages. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.10837769