Biodiversity Revisited is a collaborative thought leadership process to co-produce a new, integrated five-year research agenda to effectively sustain life on Earth. As part of the Biodiversity Revisited initiative, the Boston Biodiversity Talks took place in May 2019 at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, USA, to begin exploring fresh thinking around biodiversity.
Here, Dr Jon Hutton, Director of the Luc Hoffmann Institute, reflects on the signs of human-caused biodiversity loss all around us – and how we can change course. He highlights the zeitgeist moment that biodiversity is currently experiencing and urges the global community to seize this opportunity for momentum to bring about meaningful change that benefits all environmental emergencies.
Biodiversity Revisited is an initiative of the Luc Hoffmann Institute, in collaboration with ETH Zürich, Future Earth, University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute, University College London Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research and WWF. The initiative exists thanks to generous funding from the NOMIS Foundation, the MAVA Foundation and WWF International.