Climate and Biodiversity Nexus: Implications for land-based mitigation
Singapore Theatre, Basement, Melbourne School of Design, Masson Rd, University of Melbourne, VIC 3010
This seminar focused on the intersection of the climate crisis and the biodiversity crisis - suggesting these are not separate environmental issues, but a global crisis of ecological systems that require an integrated response. Comparing the findings of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) report with a new Special Report on Climate Change and Land from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) shows a disconnect in the treatment of biodiversity and natural ecosystems between the climate science community and the biodiversity community. Integrating knowledge production and finding new knowledge frameworks that provide a holistic understanding of the ecological crisis will be required for effective climate action in the land sector.
This was part of a MSSI seminar series focusing on biodiversity.
About the Speaker
Dr Kate Dooley is a lecturer in the School of Geography and a researcher in the Climate and Energy College at the University of Melbourne. Kate’s research focuses on the risks, impacts and potentials of using land for climate mitigation.