Staff at UNEP-WCMC have contributed to the following publication: How a stable climate and a productive biosphere can be secured together. Why this is an opportunity for green growth. And how a closer partnership between multilateral environmental agreements, in particular the UN Convention on Biological Diversity and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, can help both to achieve their respective aims.
The publication contains eight original articles by specialists in their fields, including one by staff at UNEP-WCMC, bringing together the experience of one of the world’s megadiverse countries in tackling these challenges: Brazil is home to the world’s largest tract of virgin rainforest—an area roughly the same size as the European Union. The Amazon rainforest generates up to half of the rainfall which agriculture and hydropower plants in south-eastern Brazil and in the rest of South America depend on. It helps to regulate the global climate, sequestering millions of tonnes of carbon every year. And all this while safeguarding a fifth of the world’s freshwater and perhaps a third of its biodiversity.
The report was launched at the Convention on Biological Diversity’s 10th Conference of the Parties meeting in Nagoya, Japan (see press launch).
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