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The world's biodiversity is facing crisis. Unless we act now, and act conclusively, we face an avalanche of species loss unlike any seen for millennia. This is not only a tragedy, but has far-reaching consequences for our future survival.
This wide-ranging book brings together leading thinkers from academia, government and civil society to examine and address the global challenges arising from biodiversity and ecosystem insecurity. Part one considers the impact of biodiversity insecurity on the global food crisis, fisheries, forest and ocean ecosystems, while Part two looks at the crucial role climate change plays in ecosystem insecurity around the world, and mitigation options including REDD. In the final Part of the book, foremost policy experts examine options for governance, and potential ways forward.
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