Ioli Christopoulou gave a lecture on “Climate Change and Biodiversity” at the 7th Thessaloniki Summer Course organized by The Kalliopi Koufa Foundation on “Climate Change and International Law”.
This year’s Summer Courses, having Professor Emmanouela Doussis of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens as Director, focus on the impact of climate change on international law and the regulatory influence of the latter on the evolution of climate governance.
In her lecture, Ioli Christopoulou, first highlighted how the climate crisis and biodiversity loss are two distinct but interlinked crises for which immediate action is needed, with some measures being common. She pointed out, however, that measures to tackle one crisis should take into account the consequences they may have on the other. She then focused on biodiversity policy and the ways in which it is linked with climate policies leading up to the most recent developments, namely the post-2020 Global Framework for Biodiversity currently negotiated in preparation for the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP-15) and the European Commission’s proposal for a new European Regulation on Nature Restoration.
The lecture followed a discussion with the international students attending the course.
The lecture took place on 30/6/2022.
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