Based on a media release from the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) and the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ).
Kiel/Leipzig. The fight against global warming and for sustainable development can only succeed if humanity henceforth thinks about the issues of climate protection, biodiversity and social justice together. All political decisions – global, national and regional – would have to take these issues into account in their interactions on an equal footing. According to German co-authors, this statement is the most important core message of a new scientific workshop report on “Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Climate Change”, which experts from the Intergovernmental Panel on Biological Diversity (IPBES) and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have jointly prepared for the first time. It will be presented to the world public today. The Scientists from AWI, UFZ, the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) and other institutions show why abandoning fossil fuels is particularly important for climate and nature protection. They also show how healthy ecosystems can contribute to climate protection in the long term.
The IPBES-IPCC Workshop Report on Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Climate Change has been published today and can be downloaded at www.ipbes.net/BiodiversityClimateScience.