Biodiversity, the variation of all life forms, is under threat
today from the destruction of entire habitats, the over-exploitation
of soil and marine environments, air and water pollution and the
spread of invasive species. Climate change is also contributing
to the depletion of biodiversity.
Human activities play a major part in the depletion of biodiversity
and disrupt the climate, leading in the long term to negative consequences
in the social and economic sectors and as regards public health.
The Parliamentary Assembly therefore recommends that member
states take steps to preserve ecosystems and introduce management,
education and training methods to mitigate the negative impacts
of climate change.