In a perfectly aligned world, public policy-making would enable business to play as full a role as possible in conserving and sustainably managing ecosystems. It would capture insight from industry experience in the areas of target setting, resource allocation and financing mechanisms to deliver a positive outcome for biodiversity and ecosystems. The WBCSD would like to help make this happen by working with business and policy-makers.
Picking up the Pace – Accelerating public policies for positive outcomes, is the second WBCSD report on ecosystems and biodiversity policies for which PwC was the primary author. This new publication builds on Effective biodiversity and ecosystem policy and regulation, and aims to:
This publication was developed through a PwC-driven WBCSD review of case studies on biodiversity and ecosystem policy implementation. In the course of reviewing the case studies, the WBCSD developed nine key messages for policy-makers that should be considered at each stage of the policy process in order to ensure win-win outcomes. The key messages relate to four stages in the policy-making life cycle:
During policy design (Accelerator step 1 in the policy framework in this report)
Mobilize business (Accelerator steps 2 and 3 in the policy framework in this report)
Coordinate (Policy control step 3 in the policy framework in this report)
Monitor (Policy control step 2 in the policy framework in this report)
Each of these key messages poses realistic goals for policy-makers, all of which can be achieved by focusing on certain enabling factors that have been instrumental in effective policy-making around the world.