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This section contains some of the communication materials produced by ECA members.




The assessment report on the Sustainable Use of Wild Species: Summary for Policymakers

IPBES (2022)

The assessment report on the Diverse Values and Valuation of Nature: Summary for Policymakers

IPBES (2022)

The IPBES Guide on the production of assessments - Core version

IPBES (2018)


The IPBES Assessment Guide: Summary

IPBES (2018)



IPBES-6 Plenary Session Report

IPBES Secretariat (Mar 2018)



The assessment report on Pollinators, Pollination and Food Production

IPBES (2016)


The methodological assessment report on Scenarios and Models of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

IPBES (2016)


Guide to IPBES Plenary meetings for new observers

Onet, the Open-Ended Network of IPBES Stakeholders



Towards solving a key puzzle in the IPBES

Publication presenting progress towards tools and approaches for working with diverse knowledge systems in ecosystem assessments


European National Biodiversity Platforms as partners for the implementation of the IPBES Work Programme - Opportunities and Challenges

Marquard E. et al. 2016. Report edited by the German Network-Forum for Biodiversity Research (NeFo).


The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), Meeting the challenge of biodiversity conservation and governance

Marie Hrabanski, Denis Presche.



IPBES - Brief introduction for scientists, policy-makers, and practitioners

Publication presenting the goals and activities of IPBES - By NeFo and ValuES




IPBES Belgian Uptake Event - report

The Belgian IPBES National Focal Point (Oct 2018)


First (informal) IPBES Belgian Expert Meeting - report

The Belgian Biodiversity Platform (2015)



Second IPBES experts & stakeholders exchange - report

The Belgian Biodiversity Platform (2016)



Analyse des freins et des leviers pour la prise en compte des recommandations de l'IPBES dans les politiques publiques françaises [Analysis of the hurdles and levers for uptake of IPBES recommendations in French public policies] (2021)


  IPBES after Kuala Lumpur: Assessing knowledge on underlying causes of biodiversity loss is needed
Rankovic A. et al. 2016. Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI). Policy brief 05/2016.

Opinion paper by Dr. Brendan Coolsaet, in the context of the 2017 International Day on Biodiversity

NL / De Wereld Morgen

FR / Le Soir


How IPBES works: The functions, structures and processes of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

Montana J. 2016. C-EENRG Working Papers, 2016-2. pp.1-23. Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance, University of Cambridge.

  The participation of experts and knowledges in the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)
Krasznai Kovács E. & Pataki G. (2016). Environmental Science & Policy 57: 131-139.
  Analyse du retour d'expérience des experts français à l'IPBES
Hallosserie A. (2016). Fondation pour la recherche sur la biodiversité.



Pervasive human-driven decline of life on Earth points to the need for transformative change in: Science (Dec 2019)

Disentangling 'exosystem services' and 'nature's contributions to people' in: Ecosystems and People (Oct 2019)

Key knowledge gaps to achieve global sustainability goals. In: Nature Sustainability (Oct 2019).

Intersectional boundary work in socializing new experts. The case of IPBES in: Ecosystems and People

Merging social equity and conservation goals in IPBES in: Conservation Biology (Feb 2019)

Biodiversity: ideas need time to mature in: Nature (Sep 2018)

Biodiversity needs more voices in: Nature (Aug 2018)

The battle for the soul of biodiversity in: Nature (Aug 2018)

Welcoming different perspectives in IPBES: "Nature's contributions to people" and "Ecosystem services" in: Ecology and Society (Mar 2018) 

Diaz, S. et al (2018). Assessing nature’s contributions to peopleScience, 19 Jan 2018, Vol 359, Issue 6373, pp. 270-272. DOI: 10.1126/science.aap8826.

Five reasons why the Science publication ‘‘Assessing nature’s contributions to people” (Diaz et al. 2018) would not have been accepted in Ecosystem Services in: Ecosystem Services (Apr 2018)

Pascual, U. et al (2017). Valuing nature’s contributions to people: the IPBES approach. Current Opinions in Environmental Sustainability. Volumes 26-27, June 2017, Pages 7-16.

Oubenal, M. et al (2016). IPBES, an inclusive institution? Challenging the integration of stakeholders in a science-policy interfaceEcology and Society 22(1):11. 

Stenseke, M. (2016). The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services and the challenge of integrating social sciences and humanities. Bulletin of Geography. Socio-economics Series. N° 33 (2016): 119-129.

Reuter, K., Timpte, M. & Neßhöver, C. (2016). Disciplinary balance: How to engage social scientists in IPBESNature 531, 173.

Vadrot A. B. M., Jetzkowitz J. & Stringer L. C. (2016). Social sciences: IPBES disciplinary gaps still gaping. Nature 539, 160.

DeClerk, F. (2016). IPBES: Biodiversity central to food security. Nature 531, 305.

Dicks, L.V. (2016). Ten policies for pollinators. Science. Vol 354, Issue 6315.

Montana, J., Borie, M. (2015). IPBES and biodiversity expertise: Regional, gender and disciplinary balance in the composition of the interim and 2015 Multidisciplinary Expert Panel. Conservation Letters. DOI: 10.1111/conl.12192.

Díaz, S., Demissew, S., Carabias, J., et al. (2015). The IPBES Conceptual Framework - connecting nature and people. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 14, 1-16.

Vohland, K. & Nadim, T. (2015). Ensuring the success of IPBES: between interface, market place and parliament. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci: 2015 Feb 19; 370(1662): 20140012. DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2014.0013.

Heink, U.; Marquard, E.; Heubach, K.; Jax, K., Kugel, C.; Nesshöver, C.; Neumann, R.K.; Paulsch, A.; Tilch, S.; Timaeus, J. & Vandewalle, M. (2015): Conceptualizing credibility, relevance and legitimacy for evaluating the effectiveness of science–policy interfaces: Challenges and opportunities. Science and Public Policy (forthcoming). DOI: 10.1093/scipol/scu082.

Hochkirch, A., McGowan, P.J.K. & van der Sluijs, J. (2014). 'Publishing: Biodiversity reports need author rules'. Nature, 516, 170-170.

Brooks, T. M., J. F. Lamoreux & J. Soberón (2014). IPBES ≠ IPCC. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 29: 543–545. →Publication

Vadrot, A. B. M. (2014). The Politics of Knowledge and Global Biodiversity. Routledge, London.

Beck, S., M. Borie, J. Chilvers, A. Esguerra, K. Heubach, M. Hulme, R. Lidskog, E. Lövbrand, E. Marquard, C. Miller, T. Nadim, C. Neßhöver, J. Settele, E. Turnhout, E. Vasileiadou & C. Görg (2014). Towards a reflexive turn in the governance of global environmental expertise - the cases of the IPCC and the IPBES. GAIA 23:80-87. →Publication

Heubach, K., E. Marquard & C. Neßhöver (2014). The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) – Historie, Status nach IPBES-1 und Trends. In: U. Feit & H. Korn (Hrsg.). BfN-Skripten 370: Treffpunkt Biologische Vielfalt XIII. BfN, Bonn. S. 9-15. →Publication (in German)

Duraiappah, A. K., S. T. Asah, E. S. Brondizio, N. Kosoy, P. J. O'Farrell, A. H. Prieur-Richard, S. M. Subramanian & K. Takeuchi (2014). Managing the mismatches to provide ecosystem services for human well-being: a conceptual framework for understanding the New Commons. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 7:94-100. →Publication

Hotes, S. & L. Opgenoorth (2014). Trust and Control at the Science-Policy Interface in IPBES. Bioscience 64:277-278. →Publication(Point of vue)

Joly, C. A. (2014). The conceptual framework of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services / IPBES. Biota Neotropica 14:1-2. →Publication (Editorial)

Opgenoorth, L., S. Hotes & H. Mooney (2014). Biodiversity panel should play by rules. Nature 506:159-159. →Publication(Correspondence)

Turnhout, E., K. Neves & E. de Lijster (2014). 'Measurementality' in biodiversity governance: knowledge, transparency, and the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosytem Services (IPBES). Environment and Planning A 46:581-597. →Publication

Brand, U. & A. B. M. Vadrot (2013). Epistemic Selectivities and the Valorisation of Nature: The Cases of the Nagoya Protocol and the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). Law, Environment and Development Journal 9:202-220. →Publication

Joly, C. A. (2013). The expected role of IPBES. Biota Neotropica 13. (Editorial)

Opgenoorth, L. & D. P. Faith (2013). The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), up and walking. Frontiers of Biogeography 5:207-211. →Publication (Editorial)

Koetz, T., K. N. Farrell & P. Bridgewater (2012). Building better science-policy interfaces for international environmental governance: assessing potential within the Intergovernmental Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. International Environmental Agreements-Politics Law and Economics 12:1-21. →Publication

Redford, K. H., C. Groves, R. A. Medellin & J. G. Robinson (2012). Conservation Stories, Conservation Science, and the Role of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. Conservation Biology 26:757-759. →Publication (Editorial)

Spierenburg, M. (2012). Getting the Message Across. Biodiverisity Science and Policy Interfaces - A Review. GAIA 21:125-134. →Publication

Briggs, S. V. & A. T. Knight (2011). Science-Policy Interface: Scientific Input Limited. Science 333:696-697. →Publication(Commentary)

Perrings, C., A. Duraiappah, A. Larigauderie & H. Mooney (2011). The Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Science-Policy Interface. Science 331:1139-1140. →Publication (Policy Forum)

Görg, C., C. Neßhöver & A. Paulsch (2010). A New Link Between Biodiversity Science and Policy. GAIA 19:183-186. →Publication

Soberón, J. M. & J. K. Sarukhan (2010). A new mechanism for science-policy transfer and biodiversity governance? Environmental Conservation 36:265-267. →Publication

Van den Hove, S. & L. Chabason (2009). The Debate on an Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. IDDRI Working Papers No. 01/2009. →Artikel (Discussion Paper)

Mooney, H. & G. Mace (2009). Biodiversity Policy Challenges. Science 325:1474. →Publication (Editorial)

Loreau, M., A. Oteng-Yeboah, M. T. K. Arroyo, D. Babin, R. Barbault, M. Donoghue, M. Gadgil, C. Häuser, C. Heip, A. Larigauderie, K. Ma, G. Mace, H. A. Mooney, C. Perrings, P. Raven, J. Sarukhan, P. Schei, R. J. Scholes & R. T. Watson (2006). Diversity without representation. Nature 442:245-246. →Publication (Commentary)


last modified on 03 Feb 2023