Land & Biodiversity
Invasive Species and Climate Change: Risks and Responses
Invasive Species Teleconference
hosted by the Environmental Law Institute (ELI)
and the Curtis and Edith Munson Foundation
Date: Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Invasive species pose significant risks to the economy, environment, and public health. In coming years, climate change will alter how these species invade and the risks they pose, both directly and through incidental impacts such as increased bioenergy production and changing patterns of global trade. We can avoid harm caused by invasive species by adopting proactive, adaptive policies that seek to prevent invasions before they arise. In this briefing, we will describe the changing risks posed by harmful exotic species, discuss recent developments in invasive species prevention policies, and identify areas where policies could more effectively prevent invasions.
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The Curtis and Edith Munson Foundation
Read D. Porter
Director, Invasive Species Program
Environmental Law Institute
Phyllis N. Windle, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Scientific Integrity Program
Union of Concerned Scientists
Senior Policy Advisor, Global Invasive Species Initiative
The Nature Conservancy