Climate change and biodiversity

the role of the European regions


Paper prepared for the Province of Noord-Brabant, a contribution to the international conference: ‘European regions as champions for biodiversity 2010’, 15 and 16 February 2007, Oisterwijk, the Netherlands

Jones-Walters, L. & A. Nieto (Eds)

ECNC-European Centre for Nature Conservation, 2007

What are the impacts of climate change on biodiversity? How can biodiversity help in mitigating and adapting to climate change? What are the roles of the European regions to win the battle against climate change?

These are some of the topics addressed in the report ‘Climate change and biodiversity – the role of the European regions’, produced at the request of the Regional Minister for the Environment, Nature and Water of the Province of Noord-Brabant, the Netherlands.

The report gives an overview of the direct and indirect impacts of climate change on biodiversity, highlights key issues such as the major contribution biodiversity can make to adaptation and mitigation and identifies the role that the European regions could play in responding to a changing climate, including some of the key actions that they might undertake in relation to communication, policy and target setting and delivery. 

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