IPBES workshops set the agenda to tackle biodiversity crisis

A conference of more than 100 scientists and decision makers at the University of Copenhagen last week concluded that “the biodiversity crisis…is probably a greater threat than climate change to the stability and prosperous future of mankind on Earth”.

However, the talks signal a positive step towards addressing this pressing global issue as attendees discussed the future direction of the recently formed Intergovernmental Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), created to coordinate international efforts to address the biodiversity crisis. IPBES is designed to be a global-scale interface between the scientific community and policy-makers, collecting and synthesising scientific research in order to strengthen its contribution to policy making.

Text adapted from original article at physorg.com