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Biodiversity and climate change: integrated science for coherent policy

IIS´director Bernardo Strassburg, attended last week the workshop “Biodiversity and climate change: integrated science for coherent policy”, organized by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The workshop objectives are to discuss recent assessments and policy-relevant science through a dialogue between the climate and biodiversity communities, including the two major assessment processes, The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).  The main expected outputs from the workshop are the identification of key messages to inform the CBD and UNFCCC as well as strengthened collaboration between the climate and biodiversity communities. Experts in the fields of biodiversity and climate change mitigation and adaptation will identify key issues to be further explored. These results will be conveyed to ministers and political leaders for subsequent comments and feedback.