Trust fund – supporting the World Biodiversity Council through BES-Net
As of: January 2021
Policy makers need reliable information about ecosystem services and about the state and the trends of biodiversity. Only in this way can appropriate measures be taken to preserve them. The World Biodiversity Council (IPBES) makes this information available to political decision makers. The project supports the World Biodiversity Council and strengthens capacities in developing countries to help them deal with science and policy issues. To this end, politicians and users are brought together with scientists of the BES-Net, which is organised by UNDP. The stakeholders identify pressing issues and initiate and analyse national and regional studies. The results are then published to make them applicable in practice.
State of implementation/results
- The participants of the Caribbean Regional Trialogue on Pollinators, Food Security and Climate Resilience from policy, science and practice communities have undertaken a wide range of activities for conservation and sustainable use of pollinators at regional and national levels. For example, the Dominican Republic Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources reaffirmed the government’s commitment to promote pollinators.
- Interactive online platforms were created for several Trialogue participating countries.
- Saint Kitts Farmers’ Cooperative is now serving as a ‘champion for pollinators’ by disseminating their Trialogue learnings at different forums and encouraging the cooperative members to apply pollinators-friendly approaches to farm practices.
- National Ecosystem Assessment works in Cameroon, Colombia, Ethiopia and Vietnam are moving forward.
- BES-Net’s online works have been constantly expanding.