Biodiversity and Climate Change

The Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme and the World Network of Biosphere Reserves (WNBR) apply an integrated approach in addressing biodiversity and climate change challenges.

They rely on interdisciplinary mechanisms combining science, culture and education, to:

  • find solutions for reducing the current rate of biodiversity loss for the benefits of both the environment and human populations around the globe and
  • support the implementation of relevant provisions under the main multilateral environmental agreements dealing with biodiversity, including the Convention on Biological Diversity. 

The MAB Programme and WNBR are also committed to realizing the main objectives of the UNESCO Strategy for Action on Climate Change to:

  • build and maintain the climate change knowledge base through science, assessment, monitoring and early warning, and
  • promote mitigation and adaptation to climate change, including through enhanced education and public awareness.        
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