The 2019 review of IPBES and future priorities: Reaching beyond assessment to enhance policy impact

Stevance Anne-Sophie, Bridgewater Peter, Louafi Selim, King Nicholas, Beard Jr. T. Douglas, Van Jaarsveld Albert S., Ofir Zenda, Kohsaka Ryo, Jenderedijan Karen, Benites Marina Rosales, Mulongoy Kalemani Joseph, Chaudhari Kalpana Lalitkumar, Painter James, Meter Andrew. 2020. The 2019 review of IPBES and future priorities: Reaching beyond assessment to enhance policy impact. Ecosystems and People, 16 (1) : pp. 70-77.

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Abstract : The Intergovernmental Science–Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is an independent scientific body focused on assessing the state of the world's ecosystem services and biodiversity. IPBES members agreed in 2017 that a review of the Platform's first work programme should be undertaken by an independent panel examining all aspects of IPBES' work – including implementation of the four functions of IPBES; policies, operating principles and procedures; governance structure and arrangements; communication, stakeholder engagement and partnerships; and funding mechanisms. The review found that for IPBES to have its anticipated transformative impact: All four functions of IPBES (i.e. assessment, knowledge generation, policy support, capacity building), with better communication, must be significantly strengthened, integrated and delivered together; The policy aspects of IPBES work need to be strengthened and greater emphasis needs to be placed on the co-design and co-production of assessments; A more strategic and collaborative approach to stakeholders is needed; and IPBES must develop a more sustainable financial base. Given those changes, IPBES, as an embryonic boundary organization, can become the key influencing organization in the global landscape of biodiversity and ecosystem services organizations, helping thus to catalyze transformative change in the relationship between people and the rest of nature.

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Biodiversité, services écosystémiques, Politique de l'environnement, Évaluation impact sur environnement

Mots-clés libres : IPBES, Biodiversity, Biodiversity policy, Science policy interface, External evaluation

Classification Agris : P01 - Nature conservation and land resources

Champ stratégique Cirad : CTS 1 (2019-) - Biodiversité

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Stevance Anne-Sophie, ISC (FRA)
  • Bridgewater Peter, University of Canberra (AUS) - auteur correspondant
  • Louafi Selim, CIRAD-BIOS-UMR AGAP (FRA)
  • King Nicholas, North-West University (ZAF)
  • Beard Jr. T. Douglas, National Climate Adaptation Science Center (USA)
  • Van Jaarsveld Albert S., IIASA (AUT)
  • Ofir Zenda, Robert Bosch Academy (DEU)
  • Kohsaka Ryo, Nagoya University (JPN)
  • Jenderedijan Karen, Federico Villarreal National University (PER)
  • Benites Marina Rosales, Federico Villarreal National University (PER)
  • Mulongoy Kalemani Joseph, Institute for Enhanced Livelihoods (CAN)
  • Chaudhari Kalpana Lalitkumar, Institute for SustainableDevelopment and Research (IND)
  • Painter James, University of Oxford (GBR)
  • Meter Andrew

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