Large-scale dams, deforestation, pollution and melting glaciers all impact on crucial streams and river basins. One example is the Tibetan Plateau, which feeds major rivers in South, South-East, East and Central Asia, providing water for 2 billion people.
The keyword of this session is Sea Level Rise and its associated consequences for marine wildlife and coastal communities. Sea level rise is threatening coastal areas. Communities and entire cities located at the shores are at risk of being flooded.
In this session, our expert speaker Dr Lennart de Nooijer will talk about the state of our seas and oceans.