Upcoming symposium at ECCB 2012

3rd European Congress of Conservation Biology
Glasgow 28 August – 1 Septemper 2012

Global biodiversity scenarios to inform environmental policies

Piero Visconti, Carlo Rondinini, Thomas Brooks, Beng-Gunnar Jonsson

The aim of this symposium is twofold: first, to introduce to SCB delegates the Intergovernmental Panel on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES, also dubbed “the IPCC for biodiversity and ecosystem services”); second, to describe some of the current efforts to model and predict the effect of global policy change on biodiversity. The two aims are intertwined because the main goal of IBPES is to prioritize and collect the research needed to inform global decisions on biodiversity and ecosystem services-related policy. The goals and organization of IPBES will the topic of the first talk.