The IPBES plenary approved the undertaking of the transformative change assessment as outlined in the “Scoping report for a thematic assessment of the underlying causes of biodiversity loss, and the determinants of transformative change and options for achieving the 2050 Vision for Biodiversity", and invites governments and other relevant stakeholders to nominate experts to participate in the transformative change assessment.Bild: IPBES website
The IPBES plenary approved the undertaking of the thematic assessment of the interlinkages among biodiversity, water, food and health (nexus assessment), as outlined in the scoping report, and invites governments and other relevant stakeholders to nominate experts to participate in the nexus assessment.Bild: IPBES website
The second external review of the chapters and summary for policymakers of the assessment on values is open from 20 January until 19 March 2021.
This assessment is aimed at understanding and identifying factors in human society at both the individual and collective levels, including behavioural, social, cultural, economic, institutional, technical and technological dimensions, that can be leveraged to bring about transformative change for the conservation, restoration and wise use of biodiversity, while taking into account broader social and economic goals in the context of sustainable development. It explores the drivers of and motives behind broad societal changes and transitions to inform the design of relevant policies, communication and engagement campaigns and other actions.
This assessment will use a nexus approach to examine the strong interlinkages among the Sustainable Development Goals related to food and water security, health for all, protecting biodiversity on land and in the oceans and combating climate change, among others. Interlinkages take various forms, including synergies, co-benefits and trade-offs.
The Multidisciplinary Expert Panel and the Bureau of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) call for requests, inputs and suggestions.