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Nations of the world have, to date, pursued nature protection and climate change mitigation and adaptation policies separately. Both efforts have failed to achieve the scale of action needed to halt biodiversity loss or mitigate climate change.

Success can be achieved by aligning targets for biodiversity protection with the habitat protection and restoration necessary to bring down greenhouse gas concentrations and promote natural and societal adaptation to climate change.

While reducing emissions remains fundamental, mitigation is also essential. Conserving and restoring natural habitats is among the most cost-effective emissions mitigation strategies available but while clear synergies exist between the objectives of biodiversity protection and carbon capture, there is also a risk that if conservation and climate change mitigation agendas are mis-aligned, one could easily undermine the other.


November 11th 2022
Chile: 12:00 – 13:15 / Egypt: 17:00 – 18:15


This panel will discuss the urgency of moving towards an integrated and holistic approach in conservation, and the importance the environmental, social, cultural and economic dimension.


1. Philanthropy Cortés Solari Francisca Cortés Solari
2. CNRS Mounia Mostefaoui
3. Université Côte d’Azur Christophe Mocquet
4. Clean Air Fund Sean Maguire
5. Université Côte d’Azur Thibaut Malausa
6. FIRE José Maria Rey Benaya

Moderator: Thelma Krug, Vice Chair IPCC.