Balancing biodiversity science and political authority

23 January 2013 | Video

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.

Dr Simon Stuart, Chair of the IUCN Species Survival Commission, says that “IPBES needs to find that perfect balance between independent scientific credibility on the one hand, and political legitimacy on the other hand.”

Watch here the full TV broadcast (in German) filmed on 21 January 2013 at the opening of the First Plenary Meeting of the Intergovernmental science-policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).