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IPBES COP 13 Side Event on Global Assessment on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

Bonn (IPBES Media) – In 2005, the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA) changed the way we look at our world. The IPBES Global Assessment, to be finalized in early 2019, is the scientific successor to the MA. Its findings will be the basis for national and international decision-making by Governments, the private sector and civil society over the next decade and beyond – providing the science to underpin success of the new Sustainable Development Goals.

Covering a timeframe from the middle of the last century until the middle of this century, the IPBES Global Assessment will analyze the state of knowledge about how people and nature interact and nature’s benefits to people, direct and indirect drivers of change, plausible futures and scenarios regarding biodiversity and ecosystem services and response options. It will explore the contributions of biodiversity and ecosystems to long-term quality of life – focusing on the synergies and trade-offs needed to balance the economic, social and environmental dimensions of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, as well as progress made on the UN Strategic Plan for Biodiversity, including the Aichi Biodiversity Targets.

Join IPBES on Wednesday, in the margins of CBD COP13, for an update on the Global Assessment.

What:   Side Event on the IPBES Global Assessment on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services.

When:   1.15 p.m., Wednesday, 7 December 2016 (lunch will be served)


   Anne Larigauderie, IPBES Executive Secretary

   David Cooper, CBD Deputy Executive Secretary

   Mark Rounsevell, Co-Chair European & Central Asia Regional Assessment

   Paul Leadley, IPBES Multidisciplinary Expert Panel Member

   Hien Ngo, Head of the Technical Support Unit for the Global Assessment

Where:  GRULAC Regional Group meeting room, Sunrise Building, Second Floor, Hotel Moon Palace, Cancun, Mexico


For further information about the event, please contact:

IPBES Media Team
IPBES Secretariat, UN Campus
Room 1001, 10th Floor
Platz der Vereinten Nationen 1, D-53113 Bonn, Germany 
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