The initiative is initially built as a 4-year programmatic effort 2022-2025 and targets areas of traditional interest to the Foundation and in line with its potential for influence and convening: science, policy, capacity building and conservation action. It proposes 4 axes of work, namely:
- Science-based evidence and knowledge: With legitimate co-conveners, PA2F will organize a symposium in year 1 and 3, convening leading scientists. The first one was held on 24-25 February 2022 questioning how the changes in the two poles influence global systems.
- Campaigns to weigh in on particular impactful policy changes and management actions
- Capacity building through fellowships via SCAR and IASC
- Delivery of conservation actions through PA2F regular calls for projects.
Active coordination and synergies will be sought across the 4 axes, privileging principles of partnerships, recognizing interconnected challenges and the need for multidisciplinary approaches, valuing contributions of indigenous and local communities, seeking networking across the projects and activities, and leveraging co-financing. Linkages with other PA2F initiatives will be sought.