Sessions 3.2

Nature restoration: a win-win for biodiversity and climate

The biodiversity and climate crises are inextricably linked. As environmental degradation accelerates, so too does climate change, which in turn presents an existential threat to world wildlife. By the same token, protecting and restoring Europe’s natural ecosystems will help solve the biodiversity crisis and stop climate breakdown, helping us adapt to some changes that are now inevitable. One recent study suggests that ‘nature-based solutions’ could provide over a third of the cost-effective climate mitigation needed between now and 2030 keep warming below 2°C.

Join this interactive session to discuss the interlinkages between the twin crises and how EU policies can bring Europe’s nature back.