“The Global Assessment Report” and its Relevance in Nature Conservation

by Ram Sharan Devkota, Student of Global Change Ecology

From 29 April 2019 to 4 May 2019, 132 countries, academia, organizations, NGOs, stakeholders, scientists from all around the world gathered together in Paris for the seventh session of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). I had the opportunity to participate in this conference as an observer from our study programme “Global Change Ecology” at the University of Bayreuth.

Aerial view of deforestation. Rainforest being removed to make way for palm oil and rubber plantations.