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Posted on April 20, 2017

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.

Posted on March 28, 2017

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

Posted on March 7, 2017

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.

Posted on March 1, 2017

IPBES presents its agreed rationale for an inclusive and pluralistic approach towards demonstrating the values of so-called ‘nature’s contributions to people’ (NCP) for decision making and as instrument for ongoing and future assessments, as well as broad methodological steps for doing so.

Posted on March 1, 2017

The individual will be responsible for providing technical support to experts producing the IPBES Global Assessment on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. He/she will work as part of the technical support unit for that assessment, located within the IPBES secretariat, in Bonn. Deadline for application is 14 March 2017 (midnight, Copenhagen). He/she will work under the supervision of the head of this technical support unit.

Posted on December 7, 2016

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.

Posted on December 6, 2016

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).

Posted on November 28, 2016
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Posted on October 28, 2016

Remarks by Dr. Anne Larigauderie, Executive Secretary of IPBES at the UN Talk, Celebrating UN Day and 20 Years of the UN in Bonn, Germany, 28 October 2016

Posted on September 6, 2016

The scoping report for a possible future assessment of the sustainable use of biodiversity by IPBES is open for review from 5 September 2016 until 2 October 2016. The document will then be revised by the experts and submitted for consideration by IPBES-5 in March 2016. Letter of invitation and template for response are here.

Posted on June 16, 2016

The IPBES task force and technical support unit on capacity-building are pleased to invite you to attend the third webinar of the IPBES Webinar Series. The webinar will take place 14:00-15:00 CEST, Thursday 23 June 2016. In this webinar, we will partner with Professor Simon Potts, co-chair of the IPBES Thematic Assessment of Pollinators, Pollination and Food Production, who will give a presentation on “The IPBES Pollination Report”.

Posted on June 15, 2016

The secretariat invites all expert reviewers with relevant knowledge and/or experience to register to review one or more chapters of the land degradation and restoration assessment. Interested reviewers are requested to fill the registration form for external reviewers.

Posted on April 25, 2016

The advance English version of the report of the 4th Plenary of IPBES is available here

Posted on March 11, 2016

IPBES invites the nomination of experts for Deliverable 2(c): Global assessment on biodiversity and ecosystem services and Deliverable 3(biii): Sustainable Use of Biodiversity. For more information and the application form, please click here. Deadline is 05 May 2016. 

Posted on March 10, 2016

The IPBES pollination assessment report has been featured in more than 28 languages at 1,300+ online news sites in 81 countries (plus print newspaper and radio coverage). 

Hyperlinks with these stories are available here

Posted on February 29, 2016

Sir Robert Watson, the organization's former Vice-Chair and the former Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, was elected Chair of IPBES by acclamation.  Dr. Watson serves as Director of Strategic Development at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of East Anglia.

Posted on February 29, 2016

3-year Study Will Measure Progress as 2020 Deadline Nears  for Reaching Biodiversity Goals  Will Be Guided by Newly Adopted Approach  for Evaluating Biodiversity-Related Policy Options

Kuala Lumpur - February 28, 2016 - The launch of an ambitious new three-year scientific assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem services was announced today at the close of a week-long meeting of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).  

Posted on February 26, 2016

Assessment Details Options for Safeguarding Pollinators

Kuala Lumpur - 26 February, 2016 - A growing number of pollinator species worldwide are being driven toward extinction by diverse pressures, many of them human-made, threatening millions of livelihoods and hundreds of billions of dollars worth of food supplies, according to the first global assessment of pollinators.

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Posted on January 20, 2016

Online forum w @IPBES Exec Sec, Anne Larigauderie Feb 10, 2-3 pm UTC. #signup goo.gl/forms/mTnVAfZv on  how to engage in the current and future work of IPBES

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