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ALEX AWITI: Address climate change, biodiversity loss together

19 October 2021
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Dr Alex Awiti, Vice Provost of Aga Khan University, writes that according to the Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services by the Intergovernmental Panel on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, virtually all indicators of the global state of natural systems are in dangerous decline; biomes, ecosystems and species. More species of plants and animals – terrestrial and aquatic – are threatened with extinction today more than in any other epoch in human history. Climate change and biodiversity loss are inextricably coupled, with potential for vicious cycles of catastrophe.  They must be addressed together, as one and not separately.