At a crucial moment for beleagured nature, IIASA research is showing that we can reverse biodiversity loss. IIASA Research Group Leader Piero Visconti discussed what this looks like in the second of a series of public webinars that provide a platform for the science curious and enthusiasts, as well as science professionals and novices, to discuss the world's most pressing sustainability problems and systems approaches for a better future.

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Through its research on the world’s most complex challenges, IIASA produces unique scientific insights and possible solutions to many of the critical challenges we face: What are the best ways to tackle the climate crisis? How can we protect biodiversity? What are the ways forward towards sustainable, resilient, just, and equitable societies?  

The IIASA public webinar series provides a virtual platform to get to know the experts at IIASA and to share research, opportunities, knowledge, and experiences, and foster new connections. 

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Each webinar tackles an urgent sustainability issue, such as climate change, biodiversity loss, or increasing desertification. Together we will explore the challenges and possible solutions and look at how systems thinking can enable us to design more effective and efficient pathways to global and regional challenges.  

The second of these meetings featured Piero Visconti who leads the IIASA Biodiversity, Ecology, and Conservation research group. Visconti outlined the main challenges facing biodiversity today and introduced groundbreaking IIASA research that highlights possible solutions.

The webinars aim to spark communication between presenters and participants and create a space for conversation. They are interactive and engage participants from around the world, both within our National Member Organization countries and beyond. 

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