The Urgency of Biodiversity Action

  • Originally aired Thursday 11 February, 12.30

Global biodiversity loss is at the heart of the planetary emergency we all face. To reduce the current exponential rate of species extinction, we must take action now.

Only by understanding how biodiversity affects every aspect our lives - from our well-being to what's on our dinner plate - can we truly appreciate why we can't cope without it. The recently published Dasgupta Review on the Economics of Biodiversity made it abundantly clear: we need to change how we value biodiversity to secure the future of our planet.

In this event, join Museum scientists Prof Andy Purvis and Dr Adriana de Palma, who co-authored the Urgency of Biodiversity Action report as part of the Dasgupta Review, for a discussion on why biodiversity matters to all of us.

Our Broken Planet: How We Got Here and Ways to Fix It

This talk is part of a programme of live events where panellists including scientists, farmers, entrepreneurs, fashion designers, journalists, photographers and activists discuss the key challenges we face in building a greener future.