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
Date Written: May 10, 2016
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
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