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IPBES Global Biodiversity Assessment authors meeting
The executive director of IIS Bernardo Strassburg, attended the 3rd and final IPBES´ author meeting that happened at the first week of August in Frankfurt, Germany. 150 expert authors from over 50 countries around the world have contributed for almost three years to a massive interdisciplinary collaboration under the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. The resulting Global Assessment of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services will be considered by representatives of 130 Governments in May next year, in Paris, at the seventh session of the IPBES Plenary (#IPBES7). The research covers land-based ecosystems, inland waters and oceans, looking back 50 years to evaluate changes, and forward to consider scenarios, possible pathways and policy options. Once published, it is expected to inform policy and action on biodiversity to 2030 and beyond.