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).
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