Global warming undermines ecosystem health and reduces the flow of economically valuable benefits. As patterns of weather and precipitation change with planetary warming, alongside human interferences, many species are no longer well adapted for their physical location. As such, species are disappearing at the highest rates compared to any other time in recorded human history, with almost one million species facing extinction. Stressors such as pollution, deforestation, or overfishing, compounds the vulnerability to climate change and overwhelms the capacity of ecosystems to withstand and recover from major perturbations such as fires, flood or disease.
Organized at the margins of the World Environment Day’s (WED 2020) commemorations, this webinar will bring together local and global leaders, state and non-state actors, academicians, research institutions, ambassadors, UN agencies to zero-in on experiences, lessons learnt and best practices from investments in nature based solutions and ecosystems health in building resilience to climate change and pandemics in Tanzania, with a wider regional and global perspectives.