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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. 

 

Latest News

 

Various experts on how to bake a conceptual framework for IPBES

Expert tips & hints for linking people and nature

How to represent the links between nature and people in a simple way to facilitate decision making? A diverse group of experts suggest possible ingredients of such representation. The hope is that this 'recipe' will help the work of IPBES in relating biodiversity and its benefits to human well-being, sustainability and conservation. …  

25 Jan 2013 | Video

Floating market

A recipe linking nature and people

Have you ever wondered how to represent the links between nature and people in a simple way to facilitate decision making? A diverse group of experts share their tips in addressing this very challenge and suggest possible ingredients of such a representation. The hope is that this 'recipe' will help the work of the top new nature platform (IPBES) in relating biodiversity and its benefits to human well-being, sustainability and conservation. …  

25 Jan 2013 | News story

Pollination, an ecosystem service, worth billions of dollars each year.

The power of integration

Diego Juffe says that better integrating IUCN’s knowledge will improve the world’s ability to make informed decisions about the environment. IUCN’s wealth of knowledge is already central to the emerging IPBES. The aim is not to reinvent the wheel, but to make sure this knowledge is made easily available and most useful to those that can help tackle biodiversity loss. …  

24 Jan 2013 | Article

Stakeholders - DNA of the new top nature platform

This week, more than 100 governments are gathered in Bonn for the first plenary meeting of the new global platform linking science and policy on biodiversity and its benefits (IPBES). Right at the heart of the buzzing crowd, is also a diverse group of other stakeholders and partners, including IUCN and its Members. What are they calling for and will the governments answer? …  

24 Jan 2013 | News story

Simon Stuart on the science programme 'Nano' by 3sat, German TV

Balancing biodiversity science and political authority

Simon Stuart from IUCN's Species Survival Commission together with Günter Mitlacher from WWF Germany, an IUCN Member, Achim Steiner from UNEP and others share their expectations for IPBES at the historic first meeting of this new biodiversity platform in Bonn, Germany. …  

23 Jan 2013 | Video

Turtle with fisherman

Bridging the science-policy gulf

Next week, 21-26 January, will see the first plenary meeting of the new Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). More than 600 delegates will descend on Bonn, Germany, to try to establish rules for how the platform will operate. Why the world needs IPBES? …  

17 Jan 2013 | Article

Logs from managed forests in Tunisia

Balanced, inclusive and grounded in reality?

Dr Thomas Brooks, Head of IUCN’s Science and Knowledge Unit takes a look at some of the characteristics needed to make the new intergovernmental science-policy platform effective. …  

16 Jan 2013 | Article

Tanzania

2013 - a constructive year for science-policy links

IUCN experts are busy preparing their input to the first plenary meeting of the Intergovernmental science-policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) that takes place 21 to 26 January in Bonn, Germany. …  

10 Jan 2013 | Article

IPBES focus

On a mission for more informed decisions about nature

We start the year by taking a look at IUCN’s role in the newly-established ‘platform’ to assess the state of biodiversity, the Earth’s fragile ecosystems and the essential services they provide to all of us. Explore the content of the IUCN monthly focus on IPBES and follow IUCN at the First Session of the IPBES Plenary to take place from 21- 26 January 2013 in Bonn, Germany,.  …  

09 Jan 2013 | Article

Community discussing solutions to a changing climate and water flows in Olbil, Tanzania

Nature in 2012: a look back and a look ahead

Message from IUCN’s Director General, Julia Marton-Lefèvre and President, Zhang Xinsheng. …  

18 Dec 2012 | Article


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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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