Sir Robert Watson: Saving a Livable World: Andrew Carnegie Distinguished Lecture


Last May the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) published its comprehensive, landmark report on the state of our natural world - and its implications for species, ecosystems, and society are dire.

Vital ecosystems are deteriorating more rapidly than ever. One million species face extinction if we do not act now to conserve and sustainably use biodiversity. We are eroding the very foundations of our economies, livelihoods, food security, health, and quality of life. And if transformative change is not well under way in the next few years, biodiversity will continue to be lost, Earth's climate will continue to change, and most of the UN Sustainable Development goals will be unobtainable.

Sir Robert Watson, who chaired the IPBES report, will share its crucial findings, then be joined by renowned conservation biologist Thomas Lovejoy for a compelling conversation on biodiversity loss and current progress on global goals.

"The best available evidence points to a single conclusion: We must act to halt and reverse the unsustainable use of nature or risk not only the future we want but even the lives we currently lead."- Sir Robert Watson

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Support for the Andrew Carnegie Distinguished Lecture has been provided by Carnegie Corporation of New York
This event is generously hosted by Christie's.

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