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IPBES puts biodiversity and pollination front and centre

Hummingbirds are important pollinators. Credit: Steve's Web Hosting
Hummingbirds are important pollinators. Credit: Steve's Web Hosting

Bioversity scientists Fabrice DeClerck and Isabel López-Noriega consider the new IPBES work plan in this blog post. Will other agricultural ecosystem services also be on the future agenda?

Modelled after the Nobel prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) aims to be the go-to source for global assessments on biodiversity and the ecosystem services it provides.

In its recently released four-year work plan, pollination and land degradation are two of the assessments that will receive first attention from IPBES. Where does agricultural biodiversity fit in? And will IPBES also consider other assessments with an agriculture focus in the future?

Read more in a this Opens external link in new windowblog post by Bioversity scientists Fabrice DeClerck and Isabel López-Noriega on the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems website.

 

Also read earlier reflections on IPBES by Isabel López-Noriega from January 2013.

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