These expert assessments were written by more than 550 experts from more than 100 countries for more than three years and cover four world regions: the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, Africa, Europe and Central Asia. The fifth report will discuss the status of land degradation and restoration in the region and globally.
Although the international community is committed to protecting biodiversity, it lacks sufficient attention. In October 2010, global leaders held a meeting in Aichi Prefecture, Japan to formulate the “Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020”, which includes 20 ambitious goals – such as reducing global habitat reduction and ending overfishing – signing Both sides agreed to reach an agreement by 2020.
The UN Sustainable Development Goals also include, in particular, the conservation of biological diversity. However, progress towards these global biodiversity goals may be more than ensuring that everyone can accept the time ahead.
The report will highlight trends and possible futures and outline the best policy options available to mitigate ecosystem degradation, from coral reefs to tropical rainforests. In summary, the IPBES assessment will represent the global scientific community’s consensus on the status of biodiversity and ecosystem services.