Webinar: Biodiversity, Climate Crisis, Economy and Pandemics


What is the importance of biodiversity and ecosystem services as key elements in reorganizing the post COVID-19 pandemic economic and socio-ecological systems?

Although not always recognized biodiversity and ecosystem services underpin socio-economic development. Maintaining intact ecosystems reduce the possibility of contact between humans and new unknown viruses.

Going deeper on these connections, the Brazilian Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (BPBES) organized the webinar “Biodiversity, climate crisis, economy and pandemic” to be hold in the International Day of Biodiversity, May 22, from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm (Brazilian time, UTC-3 hours) through the official BPBES Facebook and YouTube channel. 

Participants of the event include Eduardo Brondízio, from Indiana University and one of the co-chairs of the IPBES Global Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, Carlos Eduardo Frickmann Young, from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, specialist in environmental economics, and Bráulio de Souza Dias, from the University of Brasília/UnB and former Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity.

The debate also involves the participation of the President of the Brazilian Society for the Progress of Science/SBPC Ildeu de Castro Moreira, and of Carlos Alfredo Joly and Cristiana Seixas, BPBES coordinators.

The event is a result of a partnership between BPBES and SBPC, with the support of the BIOTA Fapesp Program and the Brazilian Academy of Science.

The official language of the event is Portuguese.