- Cuba, Georgia, Malaysia, Mexico, South Africa, Tanzania
- Implementing organisation:
- United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
- BMUB grant:
- € 4,500,000
- 01/2016 till 12/2020
As of: January 2018
The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is an independent, scientific intergovernmental body, which provides policymakers with objective and relyable assessments about the state of knowledge and development regarding biodiversity and related ecosystems services. This project builds on the German Government’s support to IPBES and responds to calls from developing countries for UNDP to play a role in capacity building for IPBES. The project's objective is to support developing countries to address science-policy questions by enhancing capacities at the national and regional levels. Through the UNDP managed BES-Net, scientists, policy-makers and practitioners are brought together to address pressing development questions, conduct thematic assessments at national and regional levels and apply the findings.