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European Environmental Agency Releases Key Message for 2010 on Climate Change and Biodiversity

14jan_10_0711 January 2009: The European Environmental Agency has released the first of "10 messages for 2010," which focuses on climate change and biodiversity. The messages will be published each month with different themes until the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in October 2010. This first message highlights that the variety of life underpins social and economic wellbeing and will be increasingly indispensable in fighting climate change. It cautions that current consumption and production patterns are depriving ecosystems of their capacity to withstand climate change and deliver services. It includes recommendations to tackle the interdependence of biodiversity loss and climate change, and to adopt an ecosystem-based approach to mitigation and adaptation actions. [EEA Announcement] [The Message]