Our focus topic for 2024 is Biodiversity. We want to give the topic the attention it deserves, since alongside the climate crisis, the drastic decline in biodiversity is now a very real and present threat to our existence – for both people and the planet.
“The climate crisis will decide how we live in the future. The biodiversity crisis will determine whether we survive.” – Prof. Dr. Katrin Böhning-Gaese
This is not about pitting the crises against each other. On the contrary: climate and biodiversity are closely linked. As the basis for our life on this earth, biological diversity is a topic that concerns us all. From urban planning to construction and business supply chains, in our consumer behaviour, agriculture and land use, or in tackling the climate crisis – biodiversity plays a pivotal role everywhere. With our activities, the Joint Action for Sustainable Development wants to make practical solutions come alive. We are providing How-to guides to get you started on actively supporting biodiversity with your particular organisation, initiative, municipality or company. Take a look for yourself, drop by Joint Action events and get networking on the Marketplace, where you can share your offerings, materials or best-practice examples on the subject. Let’s come together to highlight the topic of biodiversity in all its facets and take a stand for its regeneration!