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Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
Type of Structure: committee / commission
Regional Scope: global
Parent Organisations: UN.UNDP, .UNESCO, .UNEP, .FAO
Child Organisations:
Duration : 2012 to present
Contact Address: no office contact defined

General information and objectives

The core functions of IPBES will be:

  • To identify and prioritise key scientific information needed for policymakers and to catalyse efforts to generate new knowledge;

  • To perform regular and timely assessments of knowledge on biodiversity and ecosystem services and their interlinkages;

  • To support policy formulation and implementation by identifying policy-relevant tools and methodologies; and

  • To prioritise key capacity-building needs to improve the science-policy interface, and to provide and call for financial and other support for the highest-priority needs related directly to its activities.

IPBES will teke on a similar role for biodiversity that is conducted by IPCC for the climate topic

For further details, link to the IPBES Home Page

Last update: 8/19/12
Source of data: ProClim- Research InfoSystem (1993-2018)

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