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Webinar on Landmark U.N. Biodiversity Report with Lead Co-Author – May 21 @ 1 pm EDT
Dr. Kai Chan helped write the recently launched U.N. Biodiversity Report, and negotiated its release in Paris. Hear from him firsthand about the report findings on biodiversity loss – and the systemic solutions we need to embrace.

On May 6th, the U.N. Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) launched a landmark report which highlighted the global plight of wildlife and ecosystems, and proposed bold actions to conserve them. An in-depth global synthesis of trends in biodiversity, it found that nearly 1 million species – about 25% of those studied – are threatened with extinction due to various types of human activities. The report includes a powerful call to transform our global financial and economic systems towards sustainability.

On Tuesday, May 21 from 1-2 pm EDT Dr. Kai Chan – coordinating lead author of the Report – will discuss his firsthand experience working on this report and negotiating its global release in Paris. He will discuss the report’s findings and its implications for Canada, with a particular eye on solutions.

This webinar is co-hosted by Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS), Ducks Unlimited, Metcalf Foundation, Nature Conservancy of Canada, Nature United, Smart Prosperity Institute (SPI) and WWF.

May 21, 2019 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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