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Target 8

Minimize the Impacts of Climate Change on Biodiversity and Build Resilience

Minimize the impact of climate change and ocean acidification on biodiversity and increase its resilience through mitigation, adaptation, and disaster risk reduction actions, including through nature-based solution and/or ecosystem-based approaches, while minimizing negative and fostering positive impacts of climate action on biodiversity.

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Minimize the impact of climate change and ocean acidification on biodiversity and increase its resilience through mitigation, adaptation, and disaster risk reduction actions, including through nature-based solution and/or ecosystem-based approaches, while minimizing negative and fostering positive impacts of climate action on biodiversity.

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Rationale

GSAP

The magnitude of climate change has widespread and increasingly negative impacts on wild species, affecting their morphology, genetics, behaviour, abundance, distribution, extinction risk, and community interactions. Species in ecosystems such as coral reefs, high mountains, and at high latitudes are particularly at risk. It is critical to restrict average global temperature rises to 1.5 degrees, and interventions are needed now to help species adapt to the challenges they are already facing.

GSAP SKILLS

GSAP actions cover the use of IPCC global climate change scenarios to model threats, conducting climate change vulnerability and adaptive capacity assessments for threatened species, identifying potential species refugia and climate corridors, incorporating vulnerability assessments into species conservation and recovery plans, and maintaining or restoring ecological networks.

Actions

8.1. Minimise the impacts of climate change on species through mitigation and adaptation.