Urgent need for an integrated policy framework for biodiversity loss and climate change

Abstract

International efforts to protect biodiversity and mitigate the impacts of climate have been pursued for several decades but struggled to achieve agreed targets, with potentially catastrophic impacts. As a consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic, the recently announced delays to the 2020 United Nations’ Climate Change and Biodiversity conferences offer a unique opportunity to combine these meetings and align policies to create coherent policy frameworks across the nexus between biodiversity, health, food, water and climate change.

Turney, C., Ausseil, A. & Broadhurst, L. Urgent need for an integrated policy framework for biodiversity loss and climate change. Nat Ecol Evol (2020)
https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-020-1242-2