Geodiversity: An integrative review as a contribution to the sustainable management of the whole of nature

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Brilha, J., M. Gray, D. I. Pereira, and P. Pereira.
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In 2015, the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) aiming to achieve a better world for the entire human population. In spite of the fact that human development is dependent on nature and its resources, the non-living (abiotic) natural resources and processes are persistently neglected in international and national policies that foster sustainable development. This paper reviews the geodiversity concept and makes the links with well-established concepts and strategies, namely the ones related with natural capital and ecosystem services, to demonstrate that the UN SDG can only be achieved if the elements and processes of geodiversity are definitely considered in the global agenda.


Brilha, J., M. Gray, D. I. Pereira, and P. Pereira. 2018. “Geodiversity: An Integrative Review as a Contribution to the Sustainable Management of the Whole of Nature.” Environmental Science & Policy 86 (August): 19–28.