Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)

The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), officially called the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), which includes 127 member governments, including Russia, is a global body , which assesses the state of biodiversity and nature’s contribution to people’s lives in response to requests from decision-makers. IPBES, often referred to as the “IPCC for Biodiversity,” is a global science-policy platform tasked with providing the best available evidence to help governments, businesses and even individual households make better-informed decisions about nature. The Chairman of IPBES is Sir Robert Watson.

In March 2018, at the 6th annual session of the IPBES Plenary in Medellin, Colombia, government representatives will receive for approval five major assessment reports demonstrating the current state of knowledge about biodiversity, ecosystems and nature’s contribution to people’s lives. The four regional reports cover the Americas, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Europe with Central Asia, that is, the entire world excluding Antarctica and the open oceans. The IPBES Fifth Assessment Report addresses the issue of land degradation and restoration at the regional and global levels. The assessments presented in the reports were prepared by more than 550 leading international experts from more than 100 countries, including Russia. The work of the authors of the reports was supported by the IPBES Data and Knowledge Task Force, which includes IGKE Leading Researcher G.E. Insarov.

More detailed information about the assessment report for the region “Central and Western Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia”, which includes Russia:

http://www.ipbes.net/sites/default/files/downloads/eca_assessment_en.pdf . 

More information about all five reports: http://www.ipbes.net/sites/default/files/downloads/general_message_primer_en.pdf .

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