IPBES Global Assessment Preview
IPBES (Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services) was launched in 2013 with Headquarter at Bonn-Germany. The aim of the Platform is to provide opportunity to its member countries to discuss the biodiversity issues and devise the policies and plans accordingly.
ECOSF is the stakeholder/observer of the Platform since its inception. After joining, ECOSF has been contributing in the programs of the Platform to devise the policies and plans for preservation of biodiversity and ecosystem services of the world.
7th Plenary of IPBES is going to be held on 29 April – 4 May 2019 at Paris-France preceded by Stakeholders Day on 28 April 2019 at UNESCO Headquarters. Nominees from ECO member countries will be participating in the meeting. Recently IPBES has drafted a report about the state of the biodiversity which will be presented in its upcoming session. The report says that up to one million species face extinction due to human influence; according to that painstakingly which catalogues how humanity has undermined the natural resources upon which its very survival depends. The situation is very alarming. Following map shows the biodiversity loss in the world:
More information pertaining to the report can be downloaded from: https://www.ipbes.net/news/ipbes-global-assessment-preview