5th Pan-European Stakeholder Consultation for IPBES (PESC-5)
This event brings together biodiversity stakeholders from Europe and Central Asia in support of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. The meeting includes the presentation event of the IPBES report on Europe & Central Asia (ECA) on the first morning.
Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services for Europe and Central Asia
The regional assessment report on biodiversity and ecosystem services for Europe and Central Asia identifies a mix of governance options, policies and management practices that are currently available to reduce the loss of biodiversity and of nature’s contributions to people in that region.Image: IPBES
Presentation of the IPBES report on Europe and Central Asia
The event is intended to present to governments and stakeholders the IPBES report on the state of biodiversity and ecosystems services, and potential policy approaches in Europe and Central Asia.
Biodiversity and Nature’s Contributions Continue Dangerous Decline, Scientists Warn
Biodiversity – the essential variety of life forms on Earth – continues to decline in every region of the world, significantly reducing nature’s capacity to contribute to people’s well-being. This alarming trend endangers economies, livelihoods, food security and the quality of life of people everywhere, according to four landmark science reports released today, written by more than 550 leading experts, from over 100 countries. The result of three years of work, the four regional assessments of biodiversity and ecosystem services cover the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, Africa, as well as Europe and Central Asia – the entire planet except the poles and the open oceans. The assessment reports were approved by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), in Medellín, Colombia, at the 6th session of its Plenary. IPBES has 129 State Members.Image: Lisa S./Shutterstock.com