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Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

Biodiversity from terrestrial, marine, coastal, and inland water ecosystems provides the basis for ecosystems and the services they provide that underpin human well-being. However, biodiversity and ecosystem services are declining at an unprecedented rate, and in order to address this challenge, adequate local, national and international policies need to be adopted and implemented.

IPBES serves as an interface between the scientific community and policy makers with the aim to strengthen the use of science in policy making.  The Platform was established in April 2012 and is an independent intergovernmental body that is open to all member countries of the United Nations. IPBES was officially opened in the UN Campus Bonn in July 2014.

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Head of Organization

Dr. Anne Larigauderie, Executive Secretary IPBES
Dr. Anne Larigauderie

Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)

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Postal Address

IPBES Secretariat
UN Campus
Platz der Vereinten Nationen 1
D-53113 Bonn, Germany

Email: secretariat@ipbes.net
Phone: +49 (0)228-815 0570

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