This article was originally published at CGIAR


“Better science and knowledge for better policy on biodiversity and nature’s contributions to people in the Asia-Pacific region.

Biodiversity and ecosystem services are intricately linked to almost every aspect of human development, which is why Governments, businesses and communities must prioritize them in shaping our collective future.

For job creation, food security, access to clean water, health and even conflict and security, all decision makers need the best-possible understanding of how their choices affect, and are affected by, the environment and the contributions of nature to people.

On UN International Day for Biological Diversity 2017, it is important to recognize the value of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) – the global body responsible for strengthening policy through science for people and nature…”

Read on at: CGIAR.