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IUCN Programme on IPBES

 

In April 2012 - after years of international negotiations - the world's governments agreed to establish IPBES as the leading intergovernmental body for assessing the state of the planet's biodiversity, its ecosystems and the essential services they provide to society. 

IUCN  has been involved in the IPBES negotiations since the very beginning and strongly supports ongoing work leading to the Platform's full functionality. As requested by its Members, IUCN will support not only the IPBES design phase but also the delivery of its first work programme 2014 - 2018.  This web section provides an exhaustive overview of IUCN's ongoing contribution to IPBES. 

 

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Jeff McNeely

Why is IPBES necessary?

Jeff McNeely, IUCN Senior Advisor and representative of the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB), an IUCN Member, explains the benefits of IPBES. …  

09 Aug 2011 | Video

IPBES

Improving knowledge on biodiversity and ecosystems

The UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution to establish the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystems, IPBES, which aims to strengthen the science –policy interface on biodiversity and ecosystem services. …  

08 Oct 2010 | Article

Children bathing with a basketful of fish

Go-ahead for Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

After a week of intense negotiations, governments have agreed to establish a new mechanism, which will strengthen the dialogue between the scientific community and policymakers on biodiversity and ecosystem services. The so-called 'IPBES' - the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services - will be a leading body in making scientifically sound and relevant information available to support more informed decisions on how biodiversity and ecosystem services are conserved and used around the world. …  

11 Jun 2010 | News story

Constanza Martinez

The talks continue...

At around 11:30 am of the fourth day of the 3rd consultative meeting on IPBES, the meeting overcame a major hurdle which made the participants feel more enthusiastic and hopeful about the outcome of the meeting. …  

10 Jun 2010 | News story

Neville Ash, Head of IUCN's Ecosystem Management Programme.

IPBES Meeting Day One

After a formal opening ceremony with speeches from the Korean Minister of Environment, the Major of Busan, and the Executive Director of UNEP, the first day of the 3rd Intergovernmental and Multistakeholder IPBES meeting considered opening statements from governments and organizations, and an initial series of comments on the need for a new mechanism, and the scope of its audience.  …  

08 Jun 2010 | News story

IUCN's Deputy Director General Bill Jackson

Message from the Deputy Director General

IUCN's Deputy Director General Bill Jackson speaks about his expectations for the meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity in Nairobi in May 2010, and explains IUCN's role in the creation of a new Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). …  

02 May 2010 | Video

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IUCN FOR IPBES
  • IUCN Brochure : Towards a Science-Policy Authority on Biodiversity: IPBES, 2013
  • IUCN Knowledge Products: The basis for a partnership to support the functions and work programme of IPBES
  • Brochure: VOICES FOR NATURE - IUCN's six expert Commissions working together for people and nature

IUCN CONGRESS OUTCOMES ON NATURE+ PEOPLE AND GOVERNANCE, LIFE & MORE
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IPBES ENGAGEMENT FORUM
  • What does stakeholder engagement in IPBES mean - a message from a side event held during IPBES-2, 9 December 2013
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