The variety of life underpins our social and economic wellbeing and will be increasingly an indispensible resource in the battle against climate change. However, our consumption and production patterns are depriving ecosystems of their capacity to withstand climate change and deliver the services we need from them. As we understand more about the ways that climate change is impacting biodiversity, it becomes clear that we cannot tackle the two crises separately. Their interdependence requires us to address them together.
EEA (European Environment Agency)
Published: 11 Jan 2010
This message is the 1st in a series of '10 messages for 2010'. Each
message provides a short assessment focusing on a specific ecosystem or
issue related to biodiversity in Europe. The remaining messages will be
published at various intervals throughout 2010. More detailed information on the published and upcoming messages.