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How to Integrate the IPBES and IPCC Reports?

BECC and MERGE Session 2

IPCC och IPBES rapporter

Due to the situation, concerning the corona virus/covid-19 this session has been adjusted and will be broadcasted via digital channels. More information will be provided shortly.  

Integrating efforts for climate mitigation and biodiversity actions – potential or non-reality?

In the Anthropocene, natural systems are changing from reacting to geological, to human inputs. This session aims to spark discussions on the potential for synergies between climate actions and biodiversity conservation. The foundation is the individual success that the intergovernmental panels for climate, and more recently for biodiversity and ecosystem services, have had. Although individually powerful, there is at present little framework to establish synergies from climate actions and biodiversity measures. Awareness is however rising on conflicts, where tree planting may reduce the carbon footprint, but instead threaten biodiversity. In fact, actions have been called for the right trees to be planted in climate mitigation actions, calling for insights in climate as well as biodiversity as a way forward. The keynotes representing the IPCC and IPBES, respectively, will be the point of departure for this session. This session aims to pave the way for discussions on synergies and conflicts between actions to mitigate climate and biodiversity.


Moderator: Tone Bekkestad 

Keynote speaker: Josef Settele, IPBES

Keynote speaker: Bjørn Hallvard Samset, CICERO

Moa Sporre, MERGE


Panel discussion

Time: 23 April, 13.30 - 15.30
Location: Digital meeting
Language: English

Target groups: public event

Organizers: BECC and MERGE

Page Manager:


23 - 24 April

Digital plattform Zoom, more info will be provided shortly.

cerina [dot] wittbom [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se

Register before 15 April with this link. NOTE, remember to enter your name and email when registering. The link to the meeting will be sent out to all registered participants after the registration deadline. 
Three sessions will be broadcasted via digital channels, remaining parts of the conference are cancelled. See the program for more information. 

Centre for Environmental and Climate Research, CEC

Sölvegatan 37
223 62 Lund, Sweden

Visiting address
The Ecology building, Sölvegatan 37, Lund