IPBES – the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services - is the result of half a decade of intergovernmental discussion and negotiation. It aims to solve a major and seemingly intractable problem – how to translate biodiversity and ecosystem information into effective policy responses to reduce biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation.
It is expected IPBES will draw on the best available information to produce, or facilitate the production of, independent, policy-relevant scientific assessments. It is a platform mandated by governments to answer questions that decision-makers want answered. Substantially modeled on the IPCC, IPBES will provide the best hope yet for mainstreaming biodiversity conservation into decision-making.
The University departments and organisations within CCI collectively have a huge amount to offer to the IPBES process, including significant science and research capacity and capacity-building experience. This project led to the foundation of the CCI IPBES Liaison Group. This group meets periodically to allow CCI partners to brief each other on the latest developments in the IPBES process and to and to discuss how CCI can most effectively engage with and contribute to it.
This project was funded by the CCI Collaborative Fund for Conservation.