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Summary for policymakers of the global assessment report on biodiversity and ecosystem services of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

Díaz, S; Settele, J; Brondízio, E; Ngo, H; Guèze, M; Agard, J; Arneth, A; Balvanera, P; Brauman, K; Butchart, S; Chan, K; Garibaldi, L; Ichii, K; Liu, J; Subrmanian, S; Midgley, G; Miloslavich, P; Molnár, Z; Obura, D; Pfaff, A; Polasky, S; Purvis, A; Razzaque, Jona; Reyers, B; Chowdhury, R; Shin, Y; Visseren-Hamakers, I; Wilis, K; Zayas, C

Authors

S Díaz

J Settele

E Brondízio

H Ngo

M Guèze

J Agard

A Arneth

P Balvanera

K Brauman

S Butchart

K Chan

L Garibaldi

K Ichii

J Liu

S Subrmanian

G Midgley

P Miloslavich

Z Molnár

D Obura

A Pfaff

S Polasky

A Purvis

B Reyers

R Chowdhury

Y Shin

I Visseren-Hamakers

K Wilis

C Zayas

Abstract

This landmark report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) warns that nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history — and the rate of species extinctions is accelerating.

The IPBES Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services is the most comprehensive ever completed. It is the first intergovernmental Report of its kind and builds on the landmark Millennium Ecosystem Assessment of 2005, introducing innovative ways of evaluating evidence.

Compiled by 145 expert authors from 50 countries over the past three years, with inputs from another 310 contributing authors, the Report assesses changes over the past five decades, providing a comprehensive picture of the relationship between economic development pathways and their impacts on nature. It also offers a range of possible scenarios for the coming decades.

Based on the systematic review of about 15,000 scientific and government sources, the Report also draws (for the first time ever at this scale) on indigenous and local knowledge, particularly addressing issues relevant to Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities.

Report Type Project Report
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Institution Citation Díaz, S., Settele, J., Brondízio, E., Ngo, H., & Guèze, M. Summary for policymakers of the global assessment report on biodiversity and ecosystem services of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
Keywords biodiversity, ecosystem services, IPBES, policy response, biodiversity governance
Publisher URL https://www.ipbes.net/sites/default/files/downloads/spm_unedited_advance_for_posting_htn.pdf