The economic and financial committee (ECOFIN ENV) addresses with various environmental phenomena. Whether it’s climate change or biological diversity, ECOFIN manages to subsist. In an environmental mindset, biodiversity is the variety of plants and animals which engage in a habitat; When losing just one element or species, it can disrupt the entire food chain. What would happen if we lost biodiversity as a whole? In attempt of preventing loss in biodiversity, it alarms the dangers it may cause, the extinction of mankind. With the consistent lack of biological diversity, every biotic factor will collapse. Therefore, it aspires to create sustainable goals that maintain the balance and well-being of the environment; as well as spreading and raising public awareness in which informs jeopardy to the civilization.
“ We are currently using 25% more natural resources than the planet can sustain.”(WWF Global) Humans have devastated our planet and continuously are. We are wrecking all sources provided in order for us to survive. Lacking knowledge, we tend to defunct certain species, putting ourselves at risk. Enterprise should be accomplished by adopting such movements as The Paris Treaty, which is aiming to initiate its movement in 2020. Established on the 12th of December, 2015, the agreement encourages the common use of adapting to climate change. “ Under the Paris Agreement, each country must determine, plan, and regularly report on the contribution that it undertakes to mitigate global warming.” (UNFCCC) This treaty is stimulating other countries to strive and preserve our environment, furthermore to enhance it. With ambitious effort, they hope to develop a low carbon future.
One of the many countries that civilly agreed to the Paris treaty is Italy, this movement optimistically promises to make a better change for the future. With over 57,000 animal and 6,700 plant species recorded, Italy possesses the highest level of biodiversity in Europe. Italian forests operate a major part when it comes to biodiversity, it balances out the environment and revamps the economy. Despite the superiority provided when it comes to Italy’s geographic platform, they attentively deal towards their ecosystem; making them one of the most advanced. Like an infant who is in desideratum of nourishment and dealt with care, we need to fulfill the treatment of our environment.
Once the capacity has been exceeded, biodiversity is situated in crisis and so is mankind. We depend on all segments of biodiversity to nurture and provide. As the loss of biodiversity is a natural occurrence that is caused by the change of conditions, we contribute to the worsening of it. This loss severely threatens our livelihoods by the overpopulated species that may imbalance the environment. Furthermore, this crisis will critically be caused by deforestation, pollution, or climate change. Overfishing is another reasoning, “ It’s estimated that anywhere from 60 to 90 percent of the ocean has been overfished or is on the verge of collapsing” (Venier, 2014)
Our amenities can decrease biodiversity loss in several ways, commencing by promoting public awareness. Acquainting the population of the many services biodiversity provides will embolden people to be cautious of their environment. An added solution is the enforcement of laws. This way, it limits the danger we jeopardize; any violation caused will have consequences. Reducing energy demand will severely aid in the repression of biodiversity loss. “ Burning fossil fuels is the number one driver of climate change which is exponentially quickening biodiversity.” (Biodiversity in Italy, 2016) Minimizing these procedures will place the risk of biodiversity loss at a lower rate. We have been gifted by surpassing resources and tremendous uses, biodiversity should be cherished and thoroughly cared for as we rely on these sources to live.
- Deady R, Heller K, Work T, Venier L (2014) Peyerimhoff Jaschhoforum (Diptera, Sciaridae), a New Deadwood Inhabiting Species from Canada. Biodiversity Data Journal 2: E4200. Https://doi.org/10.3897/bdj.2.e4200
- “What Is the Paris Agreement?” UNFCCC, unfccc.int/process-and-meetings/the-paris-agreement/what-is-the-paris-agreement.
- “Biodiversity in Italy.” The Geological Map of Italy 1 250’000 Scale – English, 11 Mar. 2016, www.isprambiente.gov.it/en/archive/news-and-other-events/ispra-news/year-2015/may/biodiversity-in-italy.