IPBES Global Assessment Launch

Post date: 
8 May 2019 - 11:45
Type: 
Other News

Released from Paris, 13:00h CEDT, Monday May 6

Nature's Dangerous Decline 'Unprecedented' 
Species Extinction Rates 'Accelerating'

 

Current global response insufficient;
'Transformative changes' needed to restore and protect nature;
Opposition from vested interests can be overcome for public good   

Most comprehensive assessment of its kind; 
1,000,000 species threatened with extinction

PARIS - Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history -- and the rate of species extinctions is accelerating, with grave impacts on people around the world now likely, warns a landmark new report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), the summary of which was approved at the 7th session of the IPBES Plenary, meeting last week (29 April - 4 May) in Paris.

"The overwhelming evidence of the IPBES Global Assessment, from a wide range of different fields of knowledge, presents an ominous picture," said IPBES Chair, Sir Robert Watson. "The health of ecosystems on which we and all other species depend is deteriorating more rapidly than ever. We are eroding the very foundations of our economies, livelihoods, food security, health and quality of life worldwide." 

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