In March, 2018, representatives of 127 Governments will receive, for approval, five landmark assessment reports describing the state of knowledge about biodiversity, ecosystems and nature’s contributions to people.
Prepared by more than 550 leading international experts from more than 100 countries, working with the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), the evaluations cover four world regions — the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, Africa, and Europe and Central Asia, i.e. the whole world except Antarctica and the open oceans. The reports are scheduled for public launch in Medellin, Colombia at the 6th annual session of the IPBES Plenary (#IPBES6) in March 2018. [Read more…] about Five Major New IPBES Assessment Reports will be launched in March 2018 during IPBES 6th Plenary in Medellin, Colombia