Sovereign Decarbonization Program : Impacts of Decarbonization on Biodiversity

EMIA hosted Pamela McEwee, an expert on Biodiversity, in order to understand possible impacts of decarbonization on land-based and freshwater species, habitats, and ecosystems.

Climate change is affecting biodiversity, with impacts expected to increase as the magnitude of climate change increases. However, undertaking decarbonization can also have impacts on biodiversity.

The event was moderated by Barbara Oldani, Director of Sovereign Decarbonization Program, Emerging Markets Investors Alliance.

Pamela McElwee is a Professor of Human Ecology at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University and has conducted fieldwork in Southeast Asia over the last 25 years on the topics of biodiversity, ecosystem services, and climate change. McElwee has served as lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), and on the first joint IPCC/IPBES report on Biodiversity and Climate Change. She holds a joint Ph.D. in forestry and environmental studies and anthropology from Yale.