IUCN to support IPBES

04 October 2011 | News story

IUCN strongly supports the establishment of an Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) in 2012 as a global mechanism to further strengthen the science-policy interface on biodiversity, ecosystem services and human well-being. This statement was delivered during the opening of the First Plenary Session to build IPBES, which is currently being held in Nairobi, Kenya.

Among other aspects, IUCN urged governments and other relevant stakeholders to provide the platform with a strong set of operational modalities and called for multi-stakeholder involvement in IPBES.

Due to its long experience on science, knowledge and policy tools on biodiversity and ecosystem services, and its nature as a multi-stakeholders platform, IUCN has a lot to offer to IPBES. Having contributed to the negotiation process for the establishment of IPBES since 2008, IUCN is ready, willing, and able to support the work and governance of IPBES.

For this First Plenary Session, IUCN has prepared technical papers to share its experiences and lessons learned on knowledge management and assessments.

Read the full IUCN Statement here.

For more information please contact ipbes[at]iucn.org.