How IPBES Works: The Functions, Structures and Processes of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

C-EENRG Working Papers, no. 2016-2. Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance, University of Cambridge

13 Pages Posted: 13 May 2016 Last revised: 19 Oct 2016

Jasper Montana

University of Cambridge - Department of Geography

Date Written: May 10, 2016

Abstract

The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is an international knowledge institution established through the United Nations system. Mandated to “strengthen the science-policy interface for biodiversity and ecosystem services”, IPBES has a detailed set of intergovernmentally agreed functions, structures and processes that guide its first Work Program (2014-2018). This working paper sets out these institutional arrangements, noting that broader understanding of the IPBES mechanisms may assist wider participation, accountability, and scholarly analysis.

Keywords: biodiversity, environmental knowledge, institutional arrangements, IPBES, science-policy interface

Suggested Citation

Montana, Jasper, How IPBES Works: The Functions, Structures and Processes of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (May 10, 2016). C-EENRG Working Papers, no. 2016-2. Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance, University of Cambridge. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2778701 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2778701

Jasper Montana (Contact Author)

University of Cambridge - Department of Geography ( email )

Cambridge
United Kingdom

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