Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
Emblem of the United Nations.svg
AbbreviationIPBES
Formation2012; 7 years ago (2012)
TypePlatform
Legal statusActive
HeadquartersBonn, Germany
Head
Chair of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
Ana María Hernández Salgar
Websitewww.ipbes.net
A coloured voting box.svg Politics portal

The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is an intergovernmental organization established to improve the interface between science and policy on issues of biodiversity and ecosystem services.[1] It is considered an equivalent to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.[2]

In 2010 a resolution by the 65th session of the United Nations General Assembly urged the United Nations Environment Programme to convene a plenary meeting to establish the IPBES.[3][4] In 2013 an initial conceptual framework was adopted for the prospective IPBES plenary.[4]

From 29 April to 4 May 2019, representatives of the 132 IPBES members met in Paris, France, to receive the IPBES's full report and adopted a summary of it for policymakers. On 6 May 2019, the 40-page summary was released.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IPBES". Retrieved 28 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Biodiversity crisis is worse than climate change, experts say". ScienceDaily. January 20, 2012. Retrieved September 11, 2019.
  3. ^ Vadrot, Alice B. M.; Rankovic, Aleksandar; Lapeyre, Renaud; Aubert, Pierre-Marie; Laurans, Yann (1 March 2018). "Why are social sciences and humanities needed in the works of IPBES? A systematic review of the literature". Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research. 31 ("Suppl 1"): 78–100. doi:10.1080/13511610.2018.1443799. ISSN 1351-1610. PMC 5898424. PMID 29706803.
  4. ^ a b Duraiappah, Anantha Kumar; Rogers, Deborah (September 2011). "The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: opportunities for the social sciences". Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research. 24 (3): 217–224. doi:10.1080/13511610.2011.592052. ISSN 1351-1610.
  5. ^ "Media Release: Nature's Dangerous Decline 'Unprecedented'; Species Extinction Rates 'Accelerating'". IPBES. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  6. ^ "Nature's decline 'unprecedented' in human history: 1 million species threatened with extinction". Radboud University.

External links[edit]