IPBES to Assess Transformational Changes to Tackle Biodiversity Loss

The Secretariat of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has issued a scoping report for a thematic assessment of the underlying causes of biodiversity loss and the determinants of transformative change required to address it.

According to the IPBES Global Assessment of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, plausible pathways for achieving the 2050 Vision for Biodiversity and other global goals necessitate fundamental psychological, behavioral, social, cultural, economic, political, governance, institutional, demographic, technical, and technological changes. The forthcoming assessment will consider different scenarios “for a sustainable world for nature and people,” in line with the 2050 Vision for Biodiversity.

The scoping report will be presented and discussed to the IPBES Plenary for consideration at its eighth session, convening virtually from 14-24 June 2021. The assessment output will be aimed at governments, governing bodies of multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs), decision makers in global policy frameworks, subnational governments and local authorities, scientists, the private sector, and civil society.