Document: bioGENESIS submission to IPBES on scientific and technical matters

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A submission to IPBES (Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services) prepared by bioGENESIS

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As a stakeholder, bioGENESIS recently provided comments on the “Background document to support the development of a Conceptual Framework to guide the delivery of IPBES” (see "Towards a conceptual framework..." link at right). 

We note that “The Platform performs regular and timely assessments of knowledge on biodiversity and ecosystem services and their interlinkages, which should include comprehensive global, regional and, as necessary, subregional assessments and thematic issues at appropriate scales and new topics identified by science and as decided upon by the Plenary.”

We suggest a near-future thematic assessment drawing upon the existing scientific literature. The assessment would primarily focus on Aichi targets 1 and 2, but we also would see the assessment as foundational for IPBES activities.
A short working title for the proposed assessment is:

“A thematic assessment and synthesis addressing the multiple values of biodiversity, in support of Aichi targets 1 and 2”

for details, see pdf link above

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