Arctic Biodiversity Assessment Released
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There are several key findings of the assessment:
- The significance of climate change as the most serious underlying driver of overall change in biodiversity
- The necessity of taking an ecosystem-based approach to management
- Advance the protection of large areas of ecologically important marine, terrestrial and freshwater habitats, taking into account ecological resilience in a changing climate.
- Advance and advocate ecosystem-based management efforts in the Arctic as a framework for cooperation, planning and development. This includes an approach to development that proceeds cautiously, with sound short and long-term environmental risk assessment and management, using the best available scientific and traditional ecological knowledge, following the best environmental practices, considering cumulative effects and adhering to international standards.