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Biodiversity – Better team up with nature!
Montag, 1. März - Freitag, 5. März
Kurs in englischer Sprache an der Frankfurter Goethe Universität zu Biodiversität und Ökosystemleistungen. Zielgruppe sind Postdocs, Doktoranden, Masterstudenten.
Understanding Biodiversity to Building Back Better
The last century was characterized by the illusion that humanity could dominate nature. We changed landscapes, conquered wilderness, and diminished diversity, all to thrive as a society and enjoy a better life. Doing this, we ignored that the very heart of our wellbeing is deeply dependent on the functioning systems of nature.
Nature strikes back
The results of this ignorance are obvious. Rising temperatures, floods, draughts and landslides are devastating and render entire areas unihabitable. We had to learn painfully that the loss of intact nature and ecosystem services make pandemics more likely – and real.
Biodiversity loss and ecosystem collapse is one of the top five risks in the World Economic Forum’s 2020 Global Risks Report. The risk of biodiversity loss is perceived higher than weapons of mass destruction or a complete breakdown of global digital information systems. More than half of the world’s GDP ($44 trillion) is highly or moderately dependent on nature.