Welcome to IPBES

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.


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.