Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services – IPBES

The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is an independent intergovernmental body that strengthens the science-policy interface for biodiversity and ecosystem services.

Biodiversity underpins almost every aspect of human development, including food production, clean water, climate regulation, and even disease control. Yet the Earth’s biodiversity is being depleted and degraded faster than at any other point in human history. Established in 2012, IPBES works for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, long-term human well-being, and sustainable development.

IPBES engages experts from all scientific disciplines and knowledge communities to provide policy-relevant information, catalyzing evidence-based policy implementation in governments, the private sector, and civil society. In 2019, IPBES approved the Global Assessment on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, the first intergovernmental global assessment of this kind and the first comprehensive assessment since the 2005 Millennium Ecosystem Assessment.


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10th Session of the IPBES Plenary and Stakeholder Day

Delegates celebrated the launch of a new report on invasive alien species and their control. They also adopted terms of reference for the midterm review of the work programme, and approved the scoping process for a second global assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem services, and approved undertaking two fast-track methodological assessments.
Event 28 August 2023 - 2 September 2023

9th Session of the IPBES Plenary and Stakeholder Day

After a week of intense negotiations, delegates approved the summaries for policymakers and chapters of two new assessments: the sustainable use of wild species, and the methodological assessment of the diverse conceptualization of multiple values of nature and its benefits, including biodiversity and ecosystem functions and services.
Event 2 July 2022 - 9 July 2022

Stakeholder Days and 8th Session of the IPBES Plenary

The Plenary met virtually to approve scoping reports for two future assessments on the interlinkages among biodiversity, water, food and health, and the underlying causes of biodiversity loss, as well as work plans for the intersessional period.
Event 3 June 2021 - 24 June 2021