CBD Executive Secretary says species at risk from climate change


Speaking at the International Civil Society Forum “100 Days to the UN Biodiversity Conference,” CBD Executive Secretary Ahmed Djoghlaf said biodiversity faces a “tremendous challenge, compounded by climate change.


The Fourth IPCC Assessment Report, released last year, predicts that, as a result of climate change, up to 30 per cent of all known species are likely to be at increased risk of extinction before the end of this century.”

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