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The thematic assessment of pollinators, pollination and food production carried out under the auspices of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services aims to assess animal pollination as a regulating ecosystem service underpinning food production in the context of its contribution to nature’s gifts to...


The thematic assessment of pollinators, pollination and food production carried out under the auspices of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services aims to assess animal pollination as a regulating ecosystem service underpinning food production in the context of its contribution to nature’s gifts to...


An international science body tasked with tracking the ecological health of the planet has announced the findings of its first report. The review warns that the ongoing decline in the number of pollinating insects and animals threatens global crop production.


Perhaps not of the biggest international political importance, but one of the highlights of the Conference of the Parties on Biodiversity was the set up and signing of the Declaration on the Coalition of the Willing on Pollinators. Thirteen countries signed in Mexico and many countries, organisations and businesses want to join. “The...


The Plenary of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) in section IV of its decision IPBES-4/1, on the work programme of the Platform, approved the summary for policymakers of the report on the thematic assessment of pollinators, pollination and food production, and accepted the individual...


This handbook has been developed to provide instruction on the design and implementation of incentives for resource-efficiency purposes. The target audience is World Bank staff and stakeholders who are supporting the implementation of a resource-efficiency program in a country on behalf of the government, development finance institution (DFI)...


This report presents a qualitative description of ecosystem services being provided by natural habitats. It lays the groundwork for a description of the factors affecting ecosystem services delivery – both favourably, in the sense of management to restore or enhance ecosystem services delivery, and negatively in the sense of summarizing human...


This working paper was produced for the early stage of the Inquiry to provide an inital overview of the areas where the financial sector can have an impact on moving the green economy forward and the extent to which green financial policy is already actively being practiced.
The paper is focused on financial regulation and the instruments...


Namibia’s protected areas cover approximately 17% of the country and form the core strategy in ensuring a sound natural resource base as well as meeting the country’s conservation obligations under the Convention of Biological Diversity. In addition, the protected area system contributes significant value to the national economy, primarily in...


This report aims to demonstrate the compelling need to increase investments in natural capital in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) and identifies actions now being taken regionally and nationally to manage natural capital. It also proposes a guiding framework for promoting investments and actions by GMS countries to secure natural capital and...