Biodiversity can help fight climate change

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Climate change is in discussion at conference in Paris. Photo: UNESCO

New options for the survival of the planet.

That's what scientists, civil society, entrepreneurs, and artists are discussing at a conference on the links between biodiversity and climate change.

The UN's scientific organization, UNESCO, is on Tuesday wrapping up a two-day meeting in Paris, France, looking at new approaches to fighting climate change.

Stephanie Coutrix has more.

UNESCO describes the conference as an opportunity to pose crucial questions ahead of a key global climate conference taking place in Paris next December.

Discussions are focusing on questioning the relationship between biodiversity and climate change.

One such question is how best to mobilize people to take action and share climate change solutions with decision-makers and sceptics.

Developing ecological solidarity and environmental justice is another major theme.

UNESCO's overall goal is to build what it calls a community of practice, to share actions and visions for the construction of alternative ways of life.

Stephanie Coutrix, United Nations.

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