ZEF senior researchers contributed to scoping papers for IPBES

January 07, 2015.  

The conservation of biodiversity and the sustainable provision of ecosystem services are key societal challenges. National and international policies and environmental governance need to be developed and adapted to tackle with the  increasing pressures on ecosystems and their functioning in the context of global change phenomena.

The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) was established in April 2012 as an independent intergovernmental body open to all member countries of the United Nations. The overall aim of IPBES is to bundle scientific expertise and policy processes towards knowledge based recommendations on future environmental policies. Currently, the platform counts 122 member countries.

In preparation of the 3rd Plenary Session of IPBES-3 in Bonn, January 12-17, 2015, a national IPBES forum took place in Bonn on November 27, 2014. On this occasion, the two ZEF senior researchers presented in their capacity as members of the international expert groups the scoping papers for IPBES deliverables 2b “regional and sub-regional assessments” (Christine Fürst) and “thematic assessment of land degradation and restoration” (Alisher Mirzabaev). They also coordinated thematic working groups at the forum that formulated recommendations for the German delegation at IPBES-3.

Please find more information on: <link https: www.ipbes.net>www.ipbes.net and <link https: www.de-ipbes.de>www.de-ipbes.de.


Christine Fürst

Prof. Dr. Christine Fürst