Plenary B | Biodiversity loss, climate change, poverty and global inequality – links and trade-offs

Session Description: While actions to preserve biodiversity and mitigate climate change can contribute to poverty alleviation and social equity, careful management is needed to address potential trade-offs. Biodiversity loss poses a significant threat to our ecosystems, compromising essential services like clean air, water, and food production.

Climate change further intensifies this threat, putting biodiversity at even greater risk while increasing the frequency and severity of natural disasters. Unfortunately, the consequences of these environmental challenges disproportionately impact marginalized communities, perpetuating cycles of poverty and widening global inequality. However, effectively addressing these interconnected issues require navigating trade-offs and identifying synergies.