On 21 May 2019 (7:00 PM CET/1:00 PM EDT), Smart Prosperity Institute (SPI), World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS), Ducks Unlimited, Metcalf Foundation, Nature Conservancy of Canada, and Nature United are holding a webinar on the "Landmark U.N. Biodiversity Report with Lead Co-Author."
On May 6th, the U.N. Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) launched a landmark report which highlighted the global plight of wildlife and ecosystems, and proposed bold actions to conserve them. An in-depth global synthesis of trends in biodiversity, it found that nearly 1 million species – about 25% of those studied – are threatened with extinction due to various types of human activities. The report includes a powerful call to transform our global financial and economic systems towards sustainability.
Dr. Kai Chan helped write the recently launched U.N. Biodiversity Report, and negotiated its release in Paris. Hear from him firsthand about the report findings on biodiversity loss – and the systemic solutions we need to embrace.
He will discuss the report’s findings and its implications for Canada, with a particular eye on solutions.