Environmental policies to cope with novel disturbance regimes–steps to address a world scientists’ warning to humanity

By Pau Costa Foundation on

1. The challenge of novel disturbance regimes

A recent warning to humanity signed by >15 000 scientists identified global environmental threats that require urgent policy response from world leaders (Ripple et al 2017). Here, we document challenges and propose solutions related to ongoing shifts in natural disturbance regimes, which are both a cause and a consequence of major environmental perils. We propose the development of new disturbance management plans based on novel policies for land management, biodiversity conservation, and ecosystem restoration, which accommodate forecasted disturbance regime shifts and expected ecosystem responses.

More information: https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/abdc5a/pdf 

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