Climate change and biodiversity loss are two of the most critical sustainability challenges facing humanity. Both can have major environmental and socioeconomic impacts, disrupting ecosystem functioning and increasing the vulnerability of human societies.
Consequently, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and biodiversity conservation have emerged as
some of the major strategies and pathways to ensure global sustainability. Very different practical
solutions and policy responses are designed and implemented globally depending on the local context to achieve these aims, usually orchestrated and influenced through multi-lateral environmental agreements (MEAs) such as the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC) for climate
change and the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).
The aim of this lecture series will be to outline some of the critical elements and aspects of the current
debates on climate change and biodiversity loss, and the main narratives dominating these research,
policy and practice domains.