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    A brief intro – biodiversity + ecosystems

    Biodiversity refers to the variety of species found on the planet, important in order to support each other. For example, there is a lot of talk about the disappearance of honeybees because we need them to pollinate flowers for us in order to create crops. The conference aims to explore what trends in climate change mean for biodiversity and ecosystems. It also looks at how scientific evidence can be used to predict the ways in which we can curb potential climate-based damage through the maintenance of natural areas.

    The subject is split up into five sessions, each with its own theme. The first theme looks at the scientific basis for predicting the impact of climate change on biodiversity. Next, the conference looks at the social responsibility of corporations and how the amount of green house gases in the atmosphere can be lowered through the management of natural areas. After that, the speakers discuss organic farming and the EU Emissions Trading Scheme.

    The next session is based on looking at the way biodiversity can be can be preserved though the management of land and seascapes. The last discussion is based around the relationship between the protection of biodiversity and ecosystems and the Convention on Biological Diversity.

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