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That is an important question to consider, in view of the relative lack of attention devoted to a closely related and equally important threat to human survival: the startling pace of global biodiversity loss.Many policymakers, however, have yet to recognize that biodiversity loss is just as serious a threat as rising sea levels and increasingly frequent extreme weather events.In October 2010, global leaders met in Aichi, Japan, where they produced the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, which included 20 ambitious targets – such as halving global habitat loss and ending overfishing – that signatories agreed to meet by 2020 .Taken together, the IPBES assessments will represent the global scientific community's consensus view on the state of biodiversity and ecosystem services. Moreover, the reports will highlight the close links between biodiversity loss and climate change, which should be addressed simultaneously. This makes it difficult to address climate change or biodiversity losses in a holistic way.
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