We are losing biodiversity at unprecedented rates, while the current climate trajectory puts us closer and closer to critical ecosystem tipping points. Climate change and biodiversity loss not only affect each other, they also have a negative impact on human well-being. Maintaining and restoring biodiversity is key for our ability to mitigate the impacts of and to adapt to climate change, however, efforts to mitigate climate change threaten biodiversity. We thus need to address the biodiversity loss and climate change mitigation in tandem – for example, through ecosystem restoration.
In this event, panelists will discuss what concerted actions are necessary to halt biodiversity loss, reverse ecosystem degradation, combat climate change and secure human well being. How can we bend the curve of biodiversity loss, and which role do nature-based solutions play in ecosystem restoration and climate action?
– Prof. Carlos Joly, State University of Campinas
– Ms. Mirna Fernandez, Global Youth Biodiversity Network
– Dr. Lera Miles, UNEP-WCMC
– Prof. Jean Paul Metzger, University of Sao Paulo, BPBES
– Mr. Frans Schepers, Rewilding Europe