Ecosystems on land,
on which we depend for much of our food, energy and materials, are deeply
impacted by a changing climate. IPBES identified land
use change as the greatest driver of losses in terrestrial ecosystem diversity
and functionality, while climate change is the third greatest driver, but of
Some of the questions to be addressed by the scientists and the panel reflecting on the report are: What are the implications of the IPCC report for sustainable land-use and management of terrestrial ecosystems globally and in Sweden?
What choices are we confronted with? How can we meet the expected increasing biomass demand for food, energy and materials while adapting to and mitigating climate change? What do we know about regional differences in how land-use and climate interact? Are there solutions that may meet the double challenges of climate change and degradation of terrestrial ecosystems?