Intergovernmental Science-policy Plattform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)

The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is the leading intergovernmental body for assessing the state of the planet's biodiversity, its ecosystems and the essential services they provide to society.

IPBES, established in April 2012, provides a mechanism recognized by both the scientific and policy communities to synthesize, review, assess and critically evaluate relevant information and knowledge generated worldwide by governments, academia, scientific organizations, non-governmental organizations and indigenous communities. This involves a credible group of experts in conducting assessments of such information and knowledge in a transparent way. IPBES is unique in that it will aim to strengthen capacity for the effective use of science in decision-making at all levels. Further Information at the IPBES website.

The Swiss Biodiversity Forum, in close collaboration with the Federal Office for the Environment, is organizing a national platform for IPBES. If you want to receive IPBES news or are interested to contribute to one of the assessments, please send your contact details to eva.spehn@scnat.ch

  • Notizie

Albert Krebs
  • 26.02.2016
  • Swiss Biodiversity Forum
  • Comunicato stampa

1st IPBES assessment: Pollinators vital to our food supply under threat

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.
However, the assessment, a two-year study conducted and released today by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), also highlights a number of ways to effectively safeguard pollinator populations.
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  • Intergovernmental Science-policy Plattform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)

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In April 2012, the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) was established, as the leading intergovernmental body for assessing the state of the planet's biodiversity, its ecosystems and the essential services they provide to society.

IPBES provides a mechanism recognized by both the scientific and policy communities to synthesize, review, assess and critically evaluate relevant information and knowledge generated worldwide by governments, academia, scientific organizations, non-governmental organizations and indigenous communities. This involves a credible group of experts in conducting assessments of such information and knowledge in a transparent way. IPBES is unique in that it will aim to strengthen capacity for the effective use of science in decision-making at all levels. Further Information at the IPBES website.

The Swiss Biodiversity Forum, in close collaboration with the Federal Office for the Environment, is organizing a national platform for IPBES (soon available on this site). If you want to receive IPBES news or are interested to contribute to one of the assessments, please send your contact details to eva.spehn@scnat.ch