Participation in IPBES negotiations
CBM staff (Torbjörn Ebenhard) have supported the Swedish Government in its negotiations during the establishment of IPBES, and then also supported the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency in its work during IPBES Plenary meetings. The main task for IPBES for the coming years is to produce a global assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem services, as well as a set of regional and thematic assessments. CBM has been involved in the Regional Assessment for Europe and Central Asia, with our Director Professor Tuija Hilding-Rydevik acting as review editor.
Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Nordic Coastal Ecosystems – an IPBES-like assessment: Summary for Policy Makers
In 2016 and 2017, a project has been ongoing in the Nordic countries to evaluate the status and trends of biodiversity and ecosystem services in coastal areas, but also the driving forces for development, and what policy resolutions we need in the future.
The work has been conducted by the environmental protection agencies in the Nordic countries, and some thirty experts have been involved in the collection of data, analysis and writing of the project reports. At CBM, Marie Kvarnström and Håkan Tunón have been coordinating the work to include the perspective of indigenous peoples and local communities. A short version of the report is available as PDF at the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency website: Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Nordic Coastal Ecosystems - An IPBES-like Assessment. Summary for Policy Makers The two background reports will also be published online later this spring.