20 November 2019
20 November 2019
What Is Transformative Change, and How Do We Achieve It?: Think Globally Act Locally
Guest blog by Kai Chan, Global Assessment Coordinating Lead Author
Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)
Issued by the IPBES Secretariat on 16 October 2019
IPBES Announces First Private Sector Partnership for Biodiversity Science with Kering Group
Draft Chapters Available Now
Guest Blog by Andy Purvis, IPBES Global Assessment Coordinating Lead Author
Explanatory Note by Dr. Andy Purvis
On 22 May, IPBES experts, including Sir Bob Watson, will testify before the U.S. House of Representatives.
« La nature décline globalement à un rythme sans précédent dans l'histoire humaine - et le taux d’extinction des espèces s’accélère, provoquant dès à présent des effets graves sur les populations humaines du monde entier », alerte le nouveau et historique rapport de la Plateforme intergouvernementale sur la biodiversité et les services écosystémiques (IPBES), dont le résumé a été approuvé lors de la 7ème session plénière de l'IPBES, qui s’est réunie la semaine dernière (du 29 Avril au 4 mai) à Paris.
Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history — and the rate of species extinctions is accelerating, with grave impacts on people around the world now likely, warns a landmark new report from IPBES, the summary of which was approved at the 7th session of the IPBES Plenary, meeting last week (29 April – 4 May) in Paris.
On Wednesday 1 May, Burundi joined the international coalition Promote Pollinators. By signing the declaration they affirm their intent to take action and implement a national strategy to protect pollinating species threatened with extinction. This brings the total of signatories to 25.
Introducing IPBES' 2019 Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
First global biodiversity assessment since 2005
On January 18th 2019 Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) Executive Secretary Anne Larigauderie and United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) Executive Secretary Monique Barbut signed a cooperation agreement as a crucial step to greater collaboration.
Full text of agreement available here.
Summary for Policymakers of the Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services for Asia and the Pacific now available in Japanese, thanks to collaboration with Ministry of the Environment of Japan.
Media release on start of the new IPBES expert assessment on the many values of nature.
Press statement by the Promote Pollinators secretariat concerning the sign-up event during CBD COP 14.
The recently-launched Brazilian Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (BPBES) Report was inspired by and structured along the lines of IPBES assessments, exemplifying the impact of the work that IPBES is doing.
Biodiversity: United by a Common Goal - Four letters in Nature about unity in the wider IPBES community.
Frankfurt, Germany – The first comprehensive overview for more than a decade of the state of knowledge about global biodiversity and the contributions of nature to people is nearing completion with a final meeting of authors this week at the Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F), in Frankfurt Germany.
ANNOUNCEMENT: Institutions selected to host the technical support units (TSUs) of 3 new IPBES assessments
UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico), with support from CONABIO (Mexico’s National Commission for the Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity), and financial support from GIZ (German Cooperation Agency); to be located in Morelia, México: Assessment of diverse conceptualizations of multiple values of nature and its benefits
Statement by Dr Anne Larigauderie, Executive Secretary of IPBES, on 4 July 2018 to the Plenary of the 22nd meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA-22) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Montreal, Canada regarding Item 12 of the SBSTTA-22 Agenda (Second work programme of IPBES)
As we just heard from the secretariat and as described in document SBSTTA/22/11, IPBES is currently preparing its future work programme, following up on its first work programme for the period 2014-2018.
Statement by Dr Anne Larigauderie, Executive Secretary of IPBES, on 3 July 2018 to the Plenary of the 22nd meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA-22) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Montreal, Canada regarding Item 6 of the SBSTTA-22 Agenda (Updated Scientific Assessment of Progress)
On behalf of IPBES, I would like to thank all Parties who made interventions underlining the importance of using the key findings of IPBES assessments to inform their actions.
The University of Helsinki will this week host a groundbreaking dialogue meeting (from 6-7 June) bringing together indigenous representatives and decision makers from the Arctic region - including the Arctic Council - with leading scientists and experts from around the world.
The external review for the second order drafts of the chapters and the first draft of the Summary for Policymakers of the IPBES global assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem services in now open.
The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan has officially joined IPBES as our 130th member State. مرحباً بالأردن
Biodiversity – the essential variety of life forms on Earth – continues to decline in every region of the world, significantly reducing nature’s capacity to contribute to people’s well-being. This alarming trend endangers economies, livelihoods, food security and the quality of life of people everywhere, according to four landmark science reports released today, written by more than 550 leading experts, from over 100 countries.
Statement by Dr. Anne Larigauderie, Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) on World Migratory Bird Day 2018
Migratory birds are among the most powerful symbols of the need to protect biodiversity and ecosystems across and beyond national borders. Their annual odysseys – already epic in scope – are made more difficult every year as biodiversity declines, ecosystems are destroyed and land is degraded in every region of the world.
Congratulations to Professor Sebsebe Demissew, former Co-Chair of the IPBES Multidisciplinary Expert Panel (MEP), who was just elected as a Foreign Member of The Royal Society - the world's oldest scientific academy in continued existence. To read more go to: https://royalsociety.org/news/2018/05/distinguished-scientists-elected-fellows-royal-society-2018/