We are currently developing the second issue of our Dimensions magazine which will focus on the human dimensions of biodiversity and ecosystem services. The upcoming issue will feature an opinion section on the recently introduced Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), and we are inviting you to share your views!
IPBES is a science-policy interface that seeks to provide a “peer review” of current scientific data that informs decision-makers of the ecological condition of our earth system, thus aiming to provide governments with "gold standard" reports for the decisive action that is required to address declines in biodiversity and ecosystems services worldwide. Read more on IPBES here: www.ihdp.unu.edu/ipbes
Take part and send us your opinion on IPBES in from of a short quote of two sentences max. You may either express your general opinion on the platform, or answer one of the following questions:
Do you think IPBES will become the key focal point for agencies and organization involved in the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, long-term human well-being and sustainable development?
Are you optimistic that the platform will raise the issue on the political agenda?
What prerequisites are needed for IPBES to be successful in the future and to make a difference on a global scale?
Submissions will be accepted until November 9 and a selection of quotes will be published. Please send your submission to and include your name, country of residence and ideally a portrait photograph of yourself which will be published along with your quote (the photo is not a reqiurement).
We look forward to your submission!