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Thursday, 16. May 2024 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Save in my calendar

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Why Biodiversity Matters: #3 Compensation & Offsetting

One aspect of the triple planetary crisis we are currently facing is the loss of biodiversity. Plant and animal species have been declining at an alarming rate in recent decades, due to human activity. Biodiversity loss is closely interlinked with the other two aspects of the triple crisis: climate change and pollution. They are, in fact, symptoms of the same human-induced crisis. But what does that mean for our work? What are the effects and why does biodiversity matter?

In our three-part online seminar series we will look at the close parallels between biodiversity loss and climate chaos, both in terms of the drivers of destruction and of the (false) solutions that are at the centre of international discourse and UN climate and biodiversity negotiations.

We will also take a look at the Global Biodiversity Framework which seeks to address the biodiversity crisis and to set a pathway to “living in harmony with nature” by 2050. However, some of the proposed solutions are still diffuse while others clearly head in the wrong direction and would only exacerbate the triple planetary crisis. So what are real solutions and what does it take to get there?

Join us for three one-hour virtual sessions on 21 March, 17 April and 16 May!


Session Three: Why Biodiversity Matters - Compensation & Offsetting

16 May, 14:00-15:00 CET

Part three of our series Why Biodiversity Matters examines how nature-based solutions, compensation and offsetting pose dangerous false solutions that stand in the way of effectively addressing the climate and biodiversity crisis.

With Jutta Kill, author and biologist

Moderation: Johanna Sydow

To register for the third seminar, please use the button above.


Kristin Funke

International Environmental Policy Division


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Why Biodiversity Matters
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