Senckenbergs’ contributions to IPBES
The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is an independent intergovernmental body established by States to strengthen the science-policy interface for biodiversity and ecosystem services for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, long-term human well-being and sustainable development.
One of the most importants tasks of IPBES is to generate assessments of the state of biodiversity and ecosystem functions. The assessment may focus on a certain region or on a specific theme and are written by group of experts and task forces. The assessments are subject to an approval by the IPBES plenary.