Mistra Geopolitics Director Professor Björn-Ola Linnér is a member of the Swedish delegation to the eighth Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) Plenary, which takes place on 14-24 June 2021.
Biodiversity, water, food and health in the context of climate change
At this important session, governments will be invited to approve the scope of two topical reports. The first report is a thematic assessment of the interlinkages among biodiversity, water, food and health, in the context of climate change. The second report is a thematic assessment of the underlying causes of biodiversity loss and the determinants of transformative change and options for achieving the 2050 vision for biodiversity.
Björn-Ola Linnér, Programme Director of Mistra Geopolitics and Professor in Environmental Change at Linköping University said:
This is a significant opportunity for Sweden to constructively contribute to setting the scope of two essential assessments that will guide policy makers around the world. Mistra Geopolitics research, addressing the interlinkages critical in transformative change, speaks directly to these challenges at the heart of IBPES vital work.
First-ever collaboration between the IPCC and IPBES
Governments have also been invited to consider approval of a unique workshop report on the synergies and trade-offs between biodiversity protection and climate change mitigation and adaptation.
In December 2020, fifty of the world’s leading experts on biodiversity and climate experts, took part in a four-day virtual workshop, jointly organised by the IPCC and IPBES, to examine the synergies and trade-offs between biodiversity protection and climate change mitigation and adaptation. This represents the first-ever collaboration between the two intergovernmental science-policy bodies.
Professor Björn-Ola Linnér
Björn-Ola Linnér is the Deputy Programme Director of Mistra Geopolitics and Professor at the Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research at Linköping University. He analyses how the political processes and actors affect conditions for social changes towards sustainable development in different parts of the world. He has a long experience in research dialogues with various societal actors, such as the climate convention’s secretariat, governments, businesses and environmental organizations.
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