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,. 

IPBES focus Photo: IUCN

Last year more than 90 governments agreed to establish IPBES – the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services.

The aim of IPBES is to provide the latest science and knowledge to support more informed decisions on how biodiversity and ecosystem services are conserved and used around the world. IUCN plays a key role in providing this science and knowledge.

The first session of the IPBES plenary will be held in Bonn, Germany from 21 to 26 January, hosted by the Government of Germany. It will aim to agree on the next steps needed to put the IPBES work programme into operation.

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