IPBES and IPCC Co-Sponsored Workshop

IPBES and IPCC compare and contrast circles
IPBES and IPCC compare and contrast circles

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) have drawn a connection between climate change and biodiversity loss. To paraphrase the IPBES-IPCC Workshop Report (page 16), climate destabilization intensifies risks to biodiversity.

Also, well-managed and natural ecosystems can be used to reduce carbon dioxide gas levels by absorbing carbon dioxide into vegetation and microorganisms. Therefore, replenishing biodiversity and ecosystems may be conducive to climate change mitigation efforts. It’s worth mentioning that neither climate change nor biological diversity and ecosystem degradation affects all regions the same. Some parts of the world, namely regions along coasts, tropical islands, or those predisposed to severe weather (such as droughts, heatwaves, and heavy rainfall) will likely be the first to experience the repercussions of climate destabilization – if they haven’t already.

What Is A Co-Sponsored Workshop?

This workshop report details just how closely linked the habitat and species loss are to our climate crisis. Though the IPCC is a United Nations collective that provides scientific evidence and predictions about climate change – for economic and political reasons- and the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is an organization for information and policy pertaining to biodiversity, ecosystem conservation and sustainable development, both organizations have interests improving human well-being through sustainability.

Efforts to curb the limit climate change are aimed at protecting the quality of life for communities of people. The same is true of environmental conservation and habitat restoration. According to the IPBES and IPCC workshop report, climate change and biodiversity loss are mutually reinforcing; meaning that, resolving either one of these issues has implications for the other.

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