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Ecosystems

Nature is critical to human survival. Yet, it is under increasing stress. Deforestation and desertification, caused by human activities and climate change, affect the lives and livelihoods of millions of people. Around 1 million animal and plant species are threatened with extinction.

Ecosystems

The health of our planet also plays an important role in the emergence of zoonotic diseases. (1) Forests, peatlands, wetlands, ocean and coastal ecosystems represent globally significant carbon stores. Their protection and restoration offer cost-effective and proven ways to mitigate climate change. Such ecosystems can also serve as natural buffers against climate extremes and other disasters and strengthen adaptation to climate change. (2) Organisations can support or implement nature conservation initiatives, adopt good land management and nature-friendly practices and help reduce pollution.

  • Nature-friendly practices

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  • Bring back nature

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