Overcoming the coupled climate and biodiversity crises and their societal impacts

Pörtner, H.-O. et al. | Science | 2023 | Peer Reviewed | Review | https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.abl4881#tab-contributors


Humanity is facing major social and ecological impacts from climate change and biodiversity loss. These two crises are intertwined, with common causes and effects on one another. Pörtner et al. review the results of a joint meeting of members of the International Panels on Climate Change and Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. They discuss the connections between biodiversity loss and climate change and propose potential solutions for addressing them as interconnected problems. Drastic reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, protection of multiuse landscapes and seascapes, and policies for providing equitable access to natural resources can help to ensure future ecological function and human well-being. —BEL