Switzerland: IUCN report on IPBES released


The International Science Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) was backed by more than 230 delegates from 85 countries at the meeting in Busan, South Korea and IUCN have now released a report for all our conservation colleagues to digest and circulate.

The meeting took the decision to establish IPBES, and the UN General Assembly will now be invited to take the necessary steps for IPBES to be put into place.

What is IPBES?

The “Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services” is a mechanism proposed to further strengthen the science-policy interface on biodiversity and ecosystem services, and add to the contribution of existing processes that aim at ensuring that decisions are made on the basis of the best available scientific information on conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and ecosystem services. IPBES is proposed as a broadly similar mechanism to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

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