Overlapping climate and nature crises must be tackled in tandem, UN panel warns

Landmark collaboration between UN science bodies warns that policies to date have failed to account for the interconnected nature of biodiversity loss and climate change

The climate and nature crises will only be successfully resolved if they are tackled together, given the way the two inter-locking threats to global stability and prosperity serve to amplify and accelerate each other.

That is the headline message of a major  report published this afternoon by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the first ever collaboration between the two high-profile UN scientific bodies.

The report, the product of a four-day virtual workshop held by leading climate and biodiversity scientists, argues that climate change and biodiversity loss have to date been largely tackled separately from one another, despite their being intrinsically interlinked.

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