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Sunday, 28 April 2019

Global Report Measures The Impact Of Changes In Biodiversity

The 7th session of IPBES (Intergovernmental Science and Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services) from Monday, April 29 in Paris and until May 4.
During this conference, a new report, global synthesis on the state of nature and ecosystems, will be presented to representatives of 132 states. The aim is to help improve biodiversity policies and actions for the next ten years.

The IPBES report was prepared by 150 international experts from 50 countries, reconciling the natural and social sciences. This global assessment is based on more than 15,000 documents from scientists and governments. This is the first evaluation that systematically takes into account the knowledge, issues, and priorities of indigenous peoples.

On the menu: changes over the last 50 years and their impact on all terrestrial ecosystems, oceans, and inland waters; the impacts of global trade on biodiversity; as well as the impacts of climate change and pollution.

The stakes of the erosion of biodiversity

"The stakes that are behind this erosion of biodiversity are major in terms of nature protection and conservation, but also in the cultural, economic, food and health fields, which is why expectations are high compared to to the recommendations that will be made for the public authorities concerning the fight against this erosion of biodiversity,  "explains Thierry Caquet, Environment Director at the National Institute of Agricultural Research (INRA).

The IPBES report examines the causes of these changes and the consequences for the populations. Then he looks to the future and policy options, tracing possible future trajectories for the next 30 years, according to 6 scenarios, if current trends continue.

"The time of research is not necessarily always the time of the action, but we already have knowledge that has been accumulated over the last few decades that allow us to make proposals in terms of support to the management, particularly as regards to the conservation of species, decrypts Thierry Caquet, INRA. The problem is not so much to develop knowledge as to implement it. And that is why it is essential to transfer this knowledge to management actors, be they public authorities or private actors, and this is one of the ambitions of IPBES."

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