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Lessons learnt from the climate change debate

Biodiversity loss is of global significance with serious implications for human health and wellbeing. Despite this, and the wealth of scientific evidence on the scale of the problem, biodiversity loss does not seem to attract the same level of attention at national and international levels as climate change. This project starts to tease apart the…

Sustainability criteria for biomass

The EU Directive on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources (the Renewable Energy Directive) sets a 20% mandatory target for the use of energy from renewable sources by 2020. Increased use of biomass has potentially wide-ranging impacts on biodiversity as it includes the: ‘biodegradable fraction of products, waste and residues from…

The impacts of climate change on global biodiversity

Climate change is projected to have a significant effect upon the future rate of biodiversity loss. There is therefore an urgent need to identify the key mechanisms underpinning climate change impacts on biodiversity in order to best select climate change adaptation strategies. It is also essential that the scale of these changes are clearly communicated…