The report compiles four regional assessment reports on the status of biodiversity and ecosystem services in the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, Africa, Europe and Central Asia, and the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). An independent research institute, consisting of 129 member governments, known as the “Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Biodiversity,” was published under IPBES.
The current loss of biodiversity in all four regions also threatens their ability to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), not to mention other UN benchmarks, such as those in the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020. Benchmarks. The Aichi Biodiversity Target and the objectives set by the Paris Climate Change Agreement.
“Acting to protect and promote biodiversity is at least as important to achieving these commitments and to human well-being as is the fight against global climate change,” IPBES Executive Secretary Dr. Anne Larigauderie said.