By 2050, only 10% of the world’s land in its natural state without action, according to biodiversity experts
By 2050, only 10 percent of the world’s land will remain “close to nature,” according to a professor who is a world-renowned biodiversity thinker, unless another course is adopted. Robert Watson..
In the first session of a biodiversity loss citizens’ rally at Dublin Castle on Saturday, he transforms the associated production system, where humans need food, water, energy and timber from the land. He said that was urgently needed.
In a video message, he said to 99 randomly selected citizens that 75% of “ice-free land”, 66% of the sea, and 85% of wetlands and flark were already caused by such activities. He said it was disturbed or lost due to human influence. As urbanization, deforestation, monocultural agriculture, overfishing.
As a result, about one million of the 8.2 million species in the world are endangered over the next 150 years, added Professor Watson, based at the Tindal Climate Change Research Center in the United Kingdom.
“Biodiversity is important to human well-being … we humans are destroying it, which is damaging our own future,” he emphasized.
The loss was caused by a combination of changes in land and sea use. Professor Watson said the use of fossil fuels, climate change, pollution and the exploitation of invasive alien species could be the main drivers of this in the coming decades.
Current climate policy and government commitments were inadequate as the world faced a 3.2 degree rise this century, but achieved net zero emissions to address the interrelated biodiversity crisis. That is a good thing.
He believed that the world must go beyond the focus of GDP growth and measure sustainable growth that values naturally. “And we need to hear all the voices,” because it was more than an environmental issue.
“Government recognizes the importance of climate change and biodiversity, but its policies and activities are still unsustainable. Change is needed. They needed to be told that,” Watson said. Told.
As an individual, he suggested that we need to reduce the waste of food, water and energy for the best interests of nature.
He attended and advised on climate change civic rallies, but praised them. Ireland It was the world’s first civic rally on biodiversity that convened what he believed.
Professor Tasman Crowe of UCD, part of a group of experts advising Congress, said all that Professor Watson emphasized on the loss of biodiversity applied to Ireland to varying degrees.
There were reports detailing the scale of the problem in this jurisdiction, but there was also a lack of information. He added that the challenge was to develop a coordinated mindset, as different government sectors have different responsibilities for biodiversity.
Another expert, Dr. MichelálÓ Cinnéide, responded to participants by saying that there was no integrated policy to address the biodiversity crisis, adding that “there is a lot to do.”
He said the national biodiversity program had been implemented, but unlike the government’s climate program, it was not mandated by the power of the law behind it. Although he acknowledged the work of environmental NGOs and community groups in some parts of the country, there was much work to be done to enhance sustainability education, especially at the Leaving Cert level.
Ecologist professor Jane Stout of Trinity College Dublin He said the emergence of Covid-19 was due to the loss of biodiversity and the destruction of nature, which undermined the relationship between humans and wildlife. This collapse risks the emergence of new diseases while producing food from land and sea, undermining the natural ability to function as a life-supporting system.
Environmental writer and broadcaster Ella Maxweeney called on members of the parliament to work on biodiversity in their daily lives and create a “table of nature in their hearts.” Moving from being aware of nature to looking for it, and fully understanding its importance.
She emphasized Swift, “Ayrton Senna in the Sky,” spending the summer in Ireland. This is identified by ikering and the amazing ability to eat, sleep and mate in the sky. Its population has declined by 40% in the last 15 years. This is the “story of insects and habitat loss”.
Parliamentary Speaker Dr. Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin acknowledged Ireland’s biodiversity abundance, but did not want people to believe that there was a global crisis that “everything is going well here.”
Parliament confirms that it will implement a six-month work program and will engage in its work to confront the Irish climate and biodiversity emergencies declared in 2019 to participants and people outside the parliament. I called. This can be achieved by creating and submitting the minutes online.
She said Congress aims to address the fundamental question of how the state can best respond to the challenge of biodiversity loss. “We are looking at catastrophic life and habitat loss rates across land and sea. Today we are hearing about the scale of the problem we were asked to consider and for the rest of the year. Over, you’ll hear about some successful projects underway to address these issues, “she added.
In parallel, the Youth Assembly on Biodiversity Loss submits its findings and recommendations to the Society. The next meeting on June 11th will be at Buru Island, Tarbay Nature Reserve, Dublin Harbor See examples of Ireland’s rich biodiversity.
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/environment/just-10-of-global-land-in-natural-state-by-2050-without-action-says-biodiversity-expert-1.4878753?localLinksEnabled=false By 2050, only 10% of the world’s land in its natural state without action, according to biodiversity experts