In a second volume entitled "Climate Change: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability", the group of UN experts focuses on the effects, vulnerabilities and capacities to adapt to the climate crisis.The scientists' findings are staggering: the effects of climate disruption are affecting the lives of billions of people as much as the most precious ecosystems. Worse still, some of these upheavals are irreversible, no matter how fast greenhouse gas emissions are reduced. The researchers estimate that today almost half of humanity already lives in "settings that are highly vulnerable to climate change.

If the challenge is great and the obstacles are numerous, the IPCC reminds us that solutions exist, that they require a real international, including economic and that they must take into account the functioning of the environment to adapt.

The Region, particularly in the exercise of its competences, affirms a strong desire to reconcile attractiveness and sustainable development of the territory: It proposes, starting now through the Regional Climate Plan 2, and by 2030-2050 through the SRADDET, to take a decisive step forward in our planning practices in order to improve the resilience of the territory in the face of risks and climate change, to increase the number of exemplary operations in terms of energy, but also in terms of taking into account biodiversity and natural resources (especially water), and to set a common objective of reducing energy consumption. This objective requires a strong commitment from all the players in the region. The issue of land and land management is becoming increasingly important, particularly with the problem of zero net artificialization.

Living soil and biodiversity: tools for the future!

Faced with this emergency, the biologist and President of the Biogée Federation, Marc-André SELOSSE, offers us a hopeful response. Through his work on symbiosis in the fields of evolution and ecology, this specialist in botany and mycology takes a radically new look.

He explains how, by observing what happens under our feet, what lives there, the exchanges and the energetic and chemical flows that take place there, it is possible to better understand the issues related to biodiversity and how to protect these interactions.

During the last Savoirs Partagés conference organized by the Region on March 3, 2022, Marc-André SELOSSE reminded us of the fragility of the link to biodiversity and the interdependence that exists between ecosystems, health, culture, climate and biodiversity: "We are intimately linked to biodiversity: it can damage us if we don't take care of it, it can help us manage agrosystems, it can help us manage our health, it can help manage the climate".

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