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9월, 2020의 게시물 표시

UN report highlights links between ‘unprecedented biodiversity loss’ and spread of disease

On September 15, 2020, the fifth edition of the UN’s Global Biodiversity Outlook Report was released. This global report is based on a review of about 15,000 scientific and government sources and was compiled by 145 experts from 50 countries. The continued degradation of the environment such as deforestation, overfishing, bush meant hunting and poaching, climate change, and pollution is threatening one million species into extinction in the next few years. It is also increasing the likelihood of diseases spreading from animals to humans. Despite the ominous state of biodiversity, several recommendations are given to reverse the negative effects. These findings will be taken up by the Heads of State at the Summit on Biodiversity to be held virtually on September 30. Read below to learn more. UN report highlights links between ‘unprecedented biodiversity loss’ and spread of disease Source: UN Environment Programme, Coral Reefs restoration at the coast of Banaire in the Caribbean. The fif

IEP Releases Inaugural Ecological Threat Register - Over one billion at threat of being displaced by 2050

On September 9, 2020, the Institute for Economics & Peace released their inaugural Ecological Threat Register. According to the report, over one billion people are at threat of being displaced by 2050 due to environmental change, conflict and civil unrest. By 2040, a total of 5.4 billion people, which is more than half of the world's projected population, will face high or extreme water stress. By 2050, 3.5 billion people could suffer from food insecurity, an increase of 1.5 billion people from today. Read on for the details.  Children wait to buy water in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, one of the countries most at risk from ecological threats. Photograph: Anne Mimault/Reuters LONDON, September 09, 2020 Today marks the launch of the inaugural Ecological Threat Register (ETR), that measures the ecological threats countries are currently facing and provides projections to 2050. The report uniquely combines measures of resilience with the most comprehensive ecological data available,