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“Life Depends on Climate, Biodiversity Inextricable Link; Let’s Defend It”

UN Climate Change News, 18 July 2018 –  Biodiversity and climate change are not separate issues, and if we are to protect the first one we must address the second, UN Climate Change Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa said this week during the United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF)

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Reversing Climate Change With Geoengineering Could Leave the Planet Worse Off

Solar Geoengineering has been touted as a promising method of ensuring that our planet remains habitable by artificially cooling the climate. However, embarking on such a path could have grave consequences if the process were to be abruptly reversed, a new study finds. Geoengineering takes many different forms, many of which use

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World’s great forests could lose half of all wildlife as planet warms – report

The world’s greatest forests could lose more than half of their plant species by the end of the century unless nations ramp up efforts to tackle climate change, according to a new report on the impacts of global warming on biodiversity hotspots. Mammals, amphibians, reptiles and birds are also likely to

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Corporations key to rescuing nature, says WWF chief

A generation ago, the idea of a veteran international banker leading a global organisation charged with saving the planet's dwindling and besieged wildlife would have seemed far-fetched. For some, it still does. Even Pavan Sukhdev -- recently appointed president of World Wildlife Fund International after a quarter century at ANZ Banking and

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Could biodiversity destruction lead to a global tipping point?

Just over 250 million years ago, the planet suffered what may be described as its greatest holocaust: ninety-six percent of marine genera (plural of genus) and seventy percent of land vertebrate vanished for good. Even insects suffered a mass extinction – the only time before or since. Entire classes of

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Climate Change and Biodiversity frameworks now require an accelerated implementation

5th annual Plenary session of the IPBES, Bonn, Germany Global body on biodiversity science-policy to address synergies with climate change Efforts to stem global temperature rise may have negative impacts on biodiversity Protecting biodiversity can contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation UN Climate secretariat commits to even closer collaboration

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