Reconciling Climate Change with Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
IPBES – the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services – acts as the mechanism to bear the findings of scientific research and other relevant knowledge on biodiversity and its contribution to human well-being to bear the needs of policymakers. The Platform also aims to build capacity for assessments of biodiversity and ecosystem services in all regions of the world. UNESCO is the institutional co-sponsor of IPBES, together with UNEP, FAO and UNDP.
In the framework of the implementation of the IPBES Work Programme 2014-2018, UNESCO will organize an expert workshop on reconciling the design of models and scenarios and the development of storylines against which informed decisions are taken in relation to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and the need to mitigate, and to adapt to, climate change. This workshop, co-organized with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the University of Paris XI, will benefit from the best current available scientific expertise in the area of biodiversity and climate change scenarios. Its outcomes will provide a tangible and scientifically significant input for the further development of scenarios under IPBES, the CBD and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).