Nature underpins everything around us - from the food we eat, the water we drink, and the air we breathe, to our very livelihoods and quality of life. Nature is vital for all our futures and and is one of our strongest allies against the climate crisis - and yet, the rate of global loss of nature in the last 50 years is unprecedented in human history.
For a long time, it was still possible to say ’more science is needed‘ to understand how exactly human activities were harming the natural world. Not anymore.
One word sums up the incredible variety of animals and plants on Earth. It's the magic ingredient that enables the world to work smoothly.
The challenges of nature loss and climate change are linked - but so are their solutions. And there is one solution right under our nose that we have been overlooking - nature itself.
COVID-19 is not an isolated event, it will happen again unless we take clear steps to immediately fix our relationship with nature.
Climate change is perhaps the greatest challenge humanity has ever faced. It affects every corner of our planet – from the poles to the tropics, and from the mountains to the oceans - and people and nature worldwide are already feeling the effects.
The science is clear. Climate change is real. Climate change is happening now. Climate change requires immediate and ambitious action to prevent the worst effects it can have on people and wildlife all over the world.
From droughts, fires, flooding and heatwaves caused by extreme weather to the destruction of coral reefs due to changes in ocean temperature, the impacts of climate change will only worsen if the global temperature continues to rise.
With the climate crisis becoming a hot topic in mainstream media - there's a lot of confusion around what climate change actually is. Here are some frequently heard myths, so that you can tell fiction from fact!
Climate change impacts are being felt across all habitats and ecosystems - from the polar regions and oceans, to our freshwater, grasslands, savannahs and forests.
We all need to eat. But the way we consume and produce food is putting an impossible strain on the planet, while still causing many to go hungry.
It’s simple - but we need to work together. Sir David Attenborough explains how humans can take charge of our future and save our planet.
We can all play a part in fighting the climate crisis. Small actions can have big impacts - and remember, it all adds up!
Over the next year, we have an incredible opportunity to urge world leaders to make an ambitious global commitment to restore nature: a New Deal for Nature and People.