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Biodiversity: United by a Common Goal -  Four letters in Nature about unity in the wider IPBES community. 


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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.


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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


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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.  

 


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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.

 


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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.


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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.


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The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan has officially joined IPBES as our 130th member State. مرحباً بالأردن


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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.


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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.


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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/ 


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La causa principal de la pérdida de especies y factor de la migración de millones de personas para el año 2050 En el informe de evaluación de 3 años de referencia, más de 100 expertos describen los costos, peligros y opciones


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Main cause of species loss & driver of the migration of millions of people by 2050 In landmark 3-year assessment report, 100+ experts outline costs, dangers & options

Issued by the IPBES secretariat on 23 March 2018


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El bienestar humano está en riesgo. Los informes de referencia destacan opciones para proteger y restaurar la naturaleza y sus vitales contribuciones a las personas


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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.


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


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To freely access the full text of the article in the 19 January 2018 edition of Science please use these links: (NB: Only available once published by Science and only free if accessed from this page on the IPBES website)

Summary: http://science.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/summary/359/6373/270?ijkey=/vA6P5O/b2eSM&keytype=ref&siteid=sci


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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. Unfortunately, there is no similar awareness of the threat posed by biodiversity loss – a shortcoming that scientists are urgently seeking to rectify. access it here: https://goo.gl/QP3ie3


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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 humanities in the work of IPBES" - access it here: https://goo.gl/5mn92C 


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__Ordos, China__ – Leading world experts today in China presented an update on the first comprehensive evidence-based assessment of global land degradation and restoration, to be launched next March by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services’ (IPBES).


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Experts are invited to participate in the external review of the four IPBES regional assessments of biodiversity and ecosystem services (for Africa, the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe and Central Asia) and the thematic assessment on land degradation and restoration. IPBES aims to finalize these five assessments at the sixth session of the IPBES Plenary, in March 2018.


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Media release about new expert article published in Ecology Letters building on the IPBES Assessment on Pollinators, Pollination and Food Production


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The keynote message at the opening of the 5th IPBES Plenary session highlighted the complex links between action on climate change and protection of biodiversity.


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Bonn (IPBES Media) – In 2005, the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA) changed the way we look at our world. The IPBES Global Assessment, to be finalized in early 2019, is the scientific successor to the MA. Its findings will be the basis for national and international decision-making by Governments, the private sector and civil society over the next decade and beyond – providing the science to underpin success of the new Sustainable Development Goals.


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Bonn (IPBES Media) – Pollination and the protection of pollinators are among the key issues of focus at the 13th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP13), currently underway in Cancun, Mexico – with a draft decision expected to be negotiated by the COP today, building on the recent publication of the Assessment on Pollinators, Pollination and Food Production, by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, IPES (www.ipbes.net).


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