Monthly Archives: March 2016

Assessment report on importance of pollinators

The 26 of February IPBES, Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, released a new assessment report on the status of Pollinators and Pollination.

IPBES is the Biodiversity equivalent of IPCC. It was established in 2012 in Panama by over 100 governments and it is placed under United Nations and administered by UNEP. Its work consists of assessing the state of biodiversity, and the ecosystem services it provides to society. This can, for example, be as a response to requests from decision makers. The main idea is to strengthen the science-policy interface for biodiversity and ecosystem services for the conservation of biodiversity and long-term human well-being and sustainable development.

Around 1000 scientists from all over the world voluntarily contribute to the work. As in IPCC, peer review is a key component of the work of IPBES to ensure that the work is complete to the highest scientific standards.

IPBES now released its first biodiversity assessment, on pollinators, pollination and food production.
Find the report documents here and the report when it will be published:
IPBES – pollinator assessment

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