INVITATION TO THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL PLATFORM ON BIODIVERSITY AND ECOSYSTEM SERVICES (IPBES)
It is with great pleasure that we are extending this media invitation to the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).
The press conference will be highlighting on the first ever assessment of Pollinators, Pollination and Food Production.
The assessment will examine a wide range of questions related to pollinators including:
: what is the role of pollinators in food production?
: how economically valuable are pollination services?
: are wild or managed pollinators in decline regionally or globally?
: if pollinators are in decline what are the implications for food and nutritional security?
: what would be the economic and social implications of a decline in pollinators?
: if pollinators are in decline what are the causes?
: what are the options to protect pollinators and restore pollination services?
Details of the Press conference and Webcast are as follows:
Day/Date : Friday 26 February 2016
Time : 6.00 pm
Venue : Room 306, Level 3, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
Webcast access: http://www.ipbes.net/ipbes-4-webcast
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The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) was established in April 2012 as an independent intergovernmental body for assessing the state of the planet's biodiversity, its ecosystems and the essential services they provide to society. IPBES is open to all member countries of the United Nations and currently has over 124 members.
Biodiversity is the basis for healthy ecosystems that underpin human well-being. However, biodiversity and the ecosystem services it provides are declining at an unprecedented rate. In order to address this challenge, adequate local, national and international policies need to be adopted and implemented based on sound scientific rationales.
IPBES assessments provide decision makers with scientifically credible and independent information with which to make informed decisions about how to protect biodiversity and ecosystem services. The assessments also put forth methods to interpret the findings and reflect the complex relationships between biodiversity, ecosystem services, and people. Although IPBES assessments lay out various policy options, they do not make policy recommendations.
IPBES assessments are conducted by leading experts who synthesize, review, assess and critically evaluate relevant information and knowledge generated worldwide by governments, academia, scientific organizations, non-governmental organizations and indigenous and local communities. IPBES experts, who belong to organizations, institutions and the private sector from around the world, in their individual capacity as scientists and knowledge holders, volunteer their time for these assessments. They are selected based on nominations from governments and interested organisations. There are currently about 1,000 experts contributing, from all regions of the world, to the work of IPBES.
The work of IPBES is supported by a Secretariat based in Bonn, Germany. It is placed under the auspices of these four United Nation programmes / organisations:
: United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP);
: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Development Organization (UNESCO);
: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and
: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
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