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“Climate change and biodiversity are closely connected”

The third World Biodiversity Forum (WBF), organised by UZH, is taking place in Davos this week. In this interview, UZH earth system scientists Maria J. Santos and Gabriela Schaepman-Strub explain how biodiversity and climate change influence each other and what needs to be done to overcome the climate and biodiversity crisis.

USA, Colorado - A black-tailed prairie dog guards his fellow species in the wasteland next to the highway to Boulder. (Picture: Ethan Welty)

"We need transformative change because our system – the human-nature system – is not doing what it must do. We definitely need to rethink how we produce and consume goods and must challenge the paradigm of continual growth. We need to think about what kind of world we want and what are fair compromises to attain it", says Maria J. Santos.

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UZH News, 18.06.2024

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Maria J. Santos, Prof. Dr.
Earth System Science

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