What new issues will biodiversity face in 2050?

The BES is involved in a horizon scanning exercise to assess novel threats and opportunities to biodiversity conservation in 2050. For example:

  • Climate change causes the loss of arctic alpine communities
  • Major policy push for tidal power impacts on coastal and estuarine systems
  • Nanotechnology debris causes an increase in land pollution into waterways
  • Decline in engagement with nature reduces peoples’ interest in biodiversity

Please use the comment function to add your suggestion for a novel issue (i.e. not a continuation of a new one) and how it might affect biodiversity conservation (positevely or negatively).