On 6 June 2018 the IPBES report on Europa and Central Asia was presented to governments and stakeholders. The report summarizes the state of biodiversity and ecosystems services, and potential policy approaches in Europe and Central Asia.
Presentations of the event
The Director of the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment, Mr. Marc Chardonnens, held the opening statement, followed by opening remarks by Dr. Anne Larigauderie, the Executive Secretary of IPBES.
The event was organized around oral presentations of the findings of the report as well as a panel discussion and uptake of the report at different scales and in different sectors involving government representatives, stakeholders and the co-chairs of the report:
- Markus Fischer, Uni Bern, ECA co-chair
- Mark Rounsevell, Uni Edinburgh, ECA co-chair
- Anne Larigauderie, IPBES Secretariat
- Marc Chardonnens, FOEN
- Dominique Kohli, FOAG
- Anne Teller, EU DG environment
- Malkhaz Dzneladze, Regional Environmental Centre for the Caucaus
- Romano de Vivo, Givaudan
- Werner Müller, Birdlife Switzerland
Among the participants were governmental representatives of countries of the Europe and Central Asia region, as well as scientific, environmental and business stakeholders.
The regional assessment report on biodiversity and ecosystem services for Europe and Central Asia identifies a mix of governance options, policies and management practices that are currently available to reduce the loss of biodiversity and of nature’s contributions to people in that region.Image: IPBES
The event is intended to present to governments and stakeholders the IPBES report on the state of biodiversity and ecosystems services, and potential policy approaches in Europe and Central Asia.
Worsening land degradation caused by human activities is undermining the well-being of two fifths of humanity, driving species extinctions and intensifying climate change. It is also a major contributor to mass human migration and increased conflict, according to the world’s first comprehensive evidence-based assessment of land degradation and restoration.Image: Petr Baumann, shutterstock.com