People depend on the resources produced by nature. Yet nature’s products are subject to social, geographic, economic and political considerations. The quality of decision-making processes around natural resources management affects the success of biodiversity conservation and the extent to which ecosystems can maintain and enhance their capacity to contribute to human well-being. The Business and Economy Pavilion was about sharing power, responsibility and benefits in natural resource management. Events held here focused on strengthening governance arrangements, including legal entitlements, in hopes of making decisions more transparent, inclusive and equitable.

To read about what happend at the Business and Economy Pavillion read our "Reflections from the BEP" Newsletter.