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Biodiversity and climate change: Reports and guidance developed under the Bern Convention - Volume II (Nature and Environment N°160)

Biodiversity and climate change: Reports and guidance developed under the Bern Convention - Volume II (Nature and Environment N°160) (2012)

ISBN 978-92-871-7059-0
Type of document : Book
Format : Paper
Size : 16 x 24 cm
Language : English
Number of pages : 429

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Biodiversity and climate change: Reports and guidance developed under the Bern Convention - Volume II (Nature and Environment N°160)

Biodiversity and climate change: Reports and guidance developed under the Bern Convention - Volume II (Nature and Environment N°160)

The effects of climate change on ecosystems are complex. The impact on the species and habitats protected by the Bern Convention may differ widely, depending on the species, their habitats and location. This publication includes seven expert reports presenting concrete measures for addressing the vulnerability of Europe's natural heritage in the face of climate change and its effects, and how this heritage must adapt in order to survive.With this publication, the Council of Europe aims to increase awareness about the links between biodiversity and climate, and emphasise the large potential for synergies when addressing biodiversity loss and climate change in an integrated manner.

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The effects of climate change on ecosystems are complex. The impact on the species and habitats protected by the Bern Convention may differ widely, depending on the species, their habitats and location. This publication includes seven expert reports presenting concrete measures for addressing the vulnerability of Europe's natural heritage in the face of climate change and its effects, and how this heritage must adapt in order to survive.With this publication, the Council of Europe aims to increase awareness about the links between biodiversity and climate, and emphasise the large potential for synergies when addressing biodiversity loss and climate change in an integrated manner.

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Introduction

I. Protected areas and climate change in Europe
II. Impacts of climate change on European invertebrates, with reference to the vulnerability of Bern Convention species
III. The impacts of climate change on plant species in Europe
IV. Climate change and the biodiversity of European islands
V. Climate change, wildland fires and biodiversity in Europe
VI. Impact of climate change on mountain biodiversity in Europe

Annexes - Recommendations of the Standing Committee of the Bern Convention

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