Navigation Links
Pollination, land degradation: Top priorities for assessment by new UN intergovernmental body
Date:12/16/2013

Antalya, Turkey, December 14, 2013 The groundbreaking Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) today agreed to develop a set of assessments on pollination and food production, land degradation and invasive species aimed at providing policymakers with the tools to tackle pressing environmental challenges.

Around 400 delegates from over 100 governments, scientific organizations, civil society and the private sector, attended the second meeting of the Platform in Antalya, Turkey. IPBES Member Governments present at the meeting adopted a very ambitious initial work programme for the Platform for the next five years, and demonstrated strong commitment to its implementation by already pledging more than half (US$ 25.4 million) of the total US$ 43.5 million required, in what will be remembered as the "Antalya consensus".

IPBES was established to assist governments and the public to better understand the trends and challenges facing the natural world and humanity in the 21st century, and thus promote human wellbeing and sustainable development through the sustainable use of biodiversity.

The first assessment, to be available as early as December 2015, will look at pollination and food production. Studies show that some three-fourth of the world's crops depend on pollination by bees and other pollinators for optimum production. However, more information is needed in order to fully understand how pollination underpins food production and assess the effectiveness of current policies.

A second assessment will focus on the status of land degradation and restoration worldwide, as well as the effect this has on biodiversity, ecosystem services and human wellbeing. According to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, land degradation over the next 25 years may reduce global food production by up to 12 percent, resulting in an increase of as much as 30 percent in global food prices.

<
'/>"/>
Contact: Terry Collins
tc@tca.tc
416-878-8712
Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Landmark report sets priorities to address malnutrition
2. NSF interdisciplinary program takes on critical national research priorities
3. A matter of priorities
4. Top priorities in biodiversity science agreed
5. EUCelLEX Project: Assessment of the social issues raised by the use of regenerative medicine in Euro
6. Expert assessment: Sea-level rise could exceed 1 meter in this century
7. Risk assessment team on Bt plants wins Integrated Pest Management Award
8. First risk assessment of shale gas fracking to biodiversity
9. Elseviers Maturitas publishes clinical guide on endometrial assessment in postmenopausal women
10. Health impact assessments prove critical public health tool
11. First global assessment of land and water grabbing published in national journal
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Pollination, land degradation: Top priorities for assessment by new UN intergovernmental body
(Date:12/17/2014)... , Dec. 15, 2014 Research and Markets ... addition of the "Samsung Galaxy S5 - ... report to their offering. ... totally different sensing technology than the iPhone 5S, ... sensor in its product. The Galaxy ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... , Dec. 16, 2014  Automation is fundamentally ... more evident than at international borders. Over the ... scanners have allowed veteran travelers to self process ... Control (APC) Kiosks at an increasing number of ... According to Maxine Most ...
(Date:12/11/2014)... PAUL, Minn. , Dec. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... wireless physiologic monitoring, has released a new series ... needs of preclinical toxicology researchers. M series, part ... help toxicologists collect the best possible physiologic data ... Adding functional endpoints to toxicology studies ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Samsung Galaxy S5 - Home Button Synaptics Fingerprint Sensor Technology Analysis 2Automated Border Control (ABC) Transforms the Global Travel Experience With More Than 2500 ABC eGates and APC Kiosks Deployed In Airports, Seaports, and Land Borders Worldwide 2New telemetry implants expected to change how large animal toxicology studies are conducted 2
... in <A HREF=",http://chinese.eurekalert.org/zh/pub_releases/2009-05/sfeb-cai052609.php,">Chinese . Researchers ... expression of a form of cytochrome P-450 (CYP4B1) ... in mice by caffeic acid, an anti-inflammatory antioxidant ... which appear in the June 2009 issue of ...
... a soldier is wounded during combat, surgeons must focus ... Technologies that could improve the repair and regeneration processes ... but they are not being moved quickly enough into ... Georgia Tech Center for Advanced Bioengineering for Soldier Survivability ...
... by millions worldwide to effectively lower blood cholesterol levels, ... (MS) patients treated with high daily dosages. A ... (MNI), McGill University, demonstrates that statin therapy in mice ... system. The findings, published in The American Journal ...
Cached Biology News:Caffeic acid inhibits colitis in a mouse model -- is a drug-metabolizing gene crucial? 2New center at Georgia Tech aims to improve recovery of soldiers with severe injuries 2New center at Georgia Tech aims to improve recovery of soldiers with severe injuries 3One size does not fit all 2
(Date:12/19/2014)... (PRWEB) December 18, 2014 ... nation’s leading specialty pharmacies, has an expanded team ... clinical pharmacy consultants for prescriber offices in their ... , “We have a variety of Regional ... example, those specializing in hepatitis C help prescribers ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... 18, 2014 Reports from CDC ... States suffer from one or more chronic health conditions ... Medication can address some of these diseases, but may ... many sufferers face. While implanted nerve stimulation devices today ... whole nerve, which can induce side effects. , ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... With only 2 weeks left of ... Sartorius Biohit products . The product specials include Buy ... Pipette Trade-in Program, and free pipette tips. , Sartorius ... the world. They are ideal for lab technicians performing ... ,     Full volume range of 0.1 uL to ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... NEW YORK , Dec. 18, 2014 ... novel therapies for the treatment of chronic pain, announced ... held today. "This was a transformational year ... a promising future for our company," said Sergio ... past year, we have executed on key financial, human ...
Breaking Biology Technology:BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy Expands ‘Regional Pharmaceutical Care Liaison’ Team 2BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy Expands ‘Regional Pharmaceutical Care Liaison’ Team 3Draper Wins GSK Funding for Smaller, Smarter Implantable Devices 2Major Pipette Distributor Pipette.com Announces Sartorius Year End Specials 2Relmada Therapeutics Announces Results of Annual Shareholders Meeting 2
... Help Drive Production Efficiency and Reliability for New Shire ... HON ) today announced it ... research and development capabilities for creating life-saving medications. Shire ... plc, will use several Honeywell solutions - including ...
... the world renowned Japanese Asahi Breweries announced a new partnership, which ... Japan between Mitsui and Asahi. , ... Lexington, KY ... world renowned Japanese Asahi Breweries announced a new partnership, which will ...
... 11 VERIDIAM ( www.veridiam.com ), a major ... and assemblies, custom engineered to meet the needs ... other highly-critical applications, today announced the appointment of ... Gale will head up operations of all Veridiam ...
Cached Biology Technology:Honeywell Technology Selected to Control Manufacturing Processes at Major U.S. Biotech Site 2Honeywell Technology Selected to Control Manufacturing Processes at Major U.S. Biotech Site 3Honeywell Technology Selected to Control Manufacturing Processes at Major U.S. Biotech Site 4Alltech, Mitsui and Asahi Breweries Create New Venture 2Alltech, Mitsui and Asahi Breweries Create New Venture 3Veridiam Appoints Andrew Gale as Chief Executive Officer 2
... Orbital Shakers have the durability ... stacked 3-high, and the uniformity ... "soft shake" applications. Heavily ... systems, our stackers are designed ...
Improve inventory management with stainless steel red cell canisters; ensure product safety with CO2 or LN2 backup systems. A complete solution for your blood banking needs....
The mini vertical flow workbench is designed to perform PCR protocols in a particle-free environment. The built-in UV light ensures the elimination of any nucleic acid to avoid cross-contamination....
Request Info...
Biology Products: