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The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is the intergovernmental body which assesses the state of biodiversity and of the ecosystem services it provides to society, in response to requests from decision makers.



On 20 December 2017, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution declaring 20 May of each year as World Bee Day.

Deforestation, Biodiversity loss

While solutions to climate change remain elusive, at least the world's policymakers have demonstrated an understanding for the risks posed by rising temperatures.

A new article co-authored by the Co-Chair of the IPBES MEP, Marie Stenseke, and the IPBES Executive Secretary, Anne Lariguaderie: "The role, importance and challenges of social sciences and humanit