Global assessment on biodiversity and ecosystem services (2016-2019)
Research theme: Biodiversity and nature protection law.
Professor Jona Razzaque acted as the Coordinating Lead Author of the Global Assessment on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services of the United Nations Inter-governmental Panel on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES, 2016-2019). Funded by the IPBES, this landmark report provides a comprehensive picture of the relationship between economic development pathways and their impacts on nature, presents a wide range of policy responses to promote transformative change, and contributes to the post-2030 Agenda of the United Nations for biodiversity governance.
As a Lead Author of the assessment, Razzaque examined the challenges and opportunities for decision-makers at all levels including relevant United Nations Agencies and national governments. The Summary for Policy Makers and Chapter 6: Options for Decision-makers are available from the IPBES website.
Recent publication includes:
Sandra Díaz et al, Pervasive human-driven decline of life on Earth points to the need for transformative change. Science, 13 Dec 2019: Vol 366, Issue 6471, eaax3100. DOI: 10.1126/science.aax3100.
J Razzaque, I Visseren-Hamakers et al, Chapter 6: Options for decision-makers in the global assessment on biodiversity and ecosystem services of the intergovernmental science-policy platform on biodiversity and ecosystem services (May 2019).
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