First up, it’s time to talk about biodiversity! This planet-focused topic is all over the news right now thanks to a major report published by the UN. Featuring the work of 400 experts from 50 countries, it is the most comprehensive biodiversity report ever completed. It contains many urgent and uncomfortable insights, including the fact that 1 in 4 species are at risk of extinction.
Having fewer plant and animal species isn’t just about the environment – it has a direct affect on everything from our food production and energy supply to urban areas and public health. The report says it will take transformative change – from a technological, economic and social standpoint – to restore and protect nature.
But there’s a bright side to the hard truths included in the report: this knowledge gives us the power to start doing things differently. And the most exciting thing of all? Some of this year’s me Convention speakers are already leading the way towards promising, practical and sometimes whimsical solutions for a more biodiverse future. Let’s dive in to a few of the topics they will be covering.