Linking Climate Change, Biodiversity and Energy to Sustainable Development and Ecosystem Resilience

flyer- An iCUBE workshop hosted and sponsored by Korea University -

Preamble
'Biodiversity' can be understood as one of the indicators which can be used to evaluate our achievement to solving diverse anthropogenic problems including climate change. Recently, it has been suggested that biodiversity conservation can be strongly supported by climate change actions. 'Climate change' can be understood as diverse problems which humans face in terms of their social activities in the natural biosphere. 'Energy' is one of the indicators for economic growth and development. Limited resources and growing demands have influenced the way the society uses energy, impacting negatively upon biodiversity. 'Resilience' can be understood as the ability of a system to withstand and recover from natural hazards to climate change. It can be a strategy to achieve wise adaptation to climate change. 'Wise adaptation' is effectively a combination and utilization of adaptation measures by systematically organizing the various options for sustainable development. In order to achieve wise adaptation, it is necessary to understand complex relationships with ecological system. In scientific research related to climate change and biodiversity, the perspectives of the natural sciences are needed to build new approaches to determine what changes in biodiversity and ecosystem services are beneficial to our society. In order to deal with the biodiversity, energy and resilience against the impacts of climate change, knowledge sharing and scientific approach are needed.

Workshop Objectives
The overall aim of the workshop is to develop strategies to solve our current problems in terms of climate change, biodiversity, energy and resilience.

- to improve scientific understanding of the connection between climate change, biodiversity and energy to sustainable development, and to examine the processes of resilience and environmental change, and
- to enable the (local) society to predict and mitigate effects of biodiversity change for sustainable livelihoods.

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