Ongoing projects

2017-onwards – ipbes-logo – Global Assessment of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)
Objective: The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is an intergovernmental body assessing the state of biodiversity and of the ecosystem services it provides to society, in response to requests from decision makers. The overall scope of its global assessment is to assess the status and trends with regard to biodiversity and ecosystem services, the impact of biodiversity and ecosystem services on human well-being and the effectiveness of societal responses.
Host institution: German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv), Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) and Forest Sciences Centre of Catalonia (Spain)
Scientific responsibility: I am providing scientific support to one of the co-chairs of the Global Assessment of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). One of my roles was to coordinate an international team of researchers carrying out a systematic review of the scientific literature to assess the relative impacts of different threats to global biodiversity. The results of this analysis constitute a key message of the summary for policy-makers in this assessment. I have also been tasked with ensuring the cross-chapter coherence of this report with respect to the issue of climate change and its impacts.
Funding: In-kind contribution from the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (Germany)
Partners: >1500 scientists from all over the world currently contribute to the work of IPBES on a voluntary basis.
PI: Prof. Dr. Josef Settele (Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Germany)

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