The eighth session of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES-8) will consider scoping reports relating to biodiversity, as well as its connection with water, food and health. IPBES is the intergovernmental body that assesses the state of biodiversity and the ecosystem services it provides to society, in response to requests from decision makers
The scoping reports to be considered at this eighth session are: the scoping report for a thematic assessment of the interlinkages among biodiversity, water, food, and health (nexus assessment); and 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 (transformative change assessment). In addition, participants at IPBES-8 will also discuss the report of a recent workshop on biodiversity and pandemics as well as work related to the interlinkages between biodiversity and climate change, and collaboration with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), including the report of a relevant co-sponsored workshop on biodiversity and climate change.
The meeting will be preceded by regional consultations 7-11 June.
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