Resulting from an unparalleled harmony and complex links, the spheres of biodiversity and climate define nature in an indivisible way. Although they have multiple influences on each other, the two subjects are often dealt with in silos: international meetings, reports and legislative frameworks are mostly set apart.
On the occasion of the Luxembourg Sustainability Forum, world leading experts from IPBES, IPCC and WWF highlight the need to undertake a coordinated approach to these major and interrelated challenges of the Anthropocene. Gathered around a round table, they will help us understand the links, synergies and negative effects between climate change and ecosystem degradation, as well as the opportunities and safety nets that need to be put in place to ensure virtuous impacts between these two issues. From science to business, as well as political decision-makers and citizens, an overview of the role of society's actors in responding to these key challenges.
Will be invited to share their expertise:
- Marco Lambertini, Director General - WWF International
- Dr Anne Larigauderie, Executive Secretary - The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)
- Dr Hans Otto-Pörtner, Co-Chair Working Group II - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
See you next week for the rest of the programme!