2021
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Chapter 1 Assessing a planet in transformation: Rationale and approach of the IPBES Global Assessment on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

  • Hien T. Ngo; Maximilien Guèze; Yildiz Aumeeruddy-Thomas; Xuemei Bai; Arne Geschke; Zsolt Molnár; Aidin Niamir; Unai Pascual; Alan Simcock
  • Summary

The challenges of mitigating and adapting to climate change, achieving inclusive food, water, energy and health security, addressing urban vulnerabilities, and the unequal burdens of nature deterioration, are not only predicaments on their own right. Because they interact, often exacerbating each other, they create new risks and uncertainties for people and nature. It is now evident that the rapid deterioration of nature, including that of the global environmental commons on land, ocean, atmosphere and biosphere, upon which humanity as a whole depends, are interconnected and their cascading effects compromise societal goals and aspirations from local to global levels. Growing efforts to respond to these challenges and awareness of our dependence on nature have opened new opportunities for action and collaboration towards fairer and more sustainable futures.

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  • Language:
    English
  • Published Year:
    2021
  • Publisher Name:
    IPBES secretariat
  • Publisher Place:
    Bonn, Germany

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