ABOUT BES-NET

As a capacity sharing “network of networks”, the Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Network (BES-Net) complements the capacity building work of the Intergovernmental Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and promotes more effective management of biodiversity and ecosystems by enhancing dialogue, interaction and coordination between science, policy, and practice.

BES-Net is managed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), under the Global Policy Center on Resilient Ecosystems and Desertification (GC-RED) based in Nairobi, and supports the UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) in coordinating the National Ecosystem Assessments. Read more...

Latest Highlights

BES-Net Caribbean Regional Trialogue Participants Convening and Facilitating a National Dialogue on Pollinators

Building on the BES-Net Caribbean Regional Trialogue on Pollinators, Food Security and Climate Resilience, Antigua and Barbuda Marine Ecosystems Prote..

New UN Development Programme report highlights the challenges and opportunities of building climate resilience as the Arab region works toward peaceful low-carbon climate-resilient development

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New Library Items

Native Solitary Bees Provide Economically Significant Pollination Services to Confection Sunflowers (Helianthus annuus L.) (Asterales: Asteraceae) Grown Across the Northern Great Plains

The benefits of insect pollination to crop yields depend on genetic and environmental factors including plant selffertility, pollinator visitation rat..

Access the latest resources on biodiversity and ecosystem services available in our Knowledge Library.

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Upcoming Events

7th National IPBES Forum Germany

The 7th National IPBES Forum will take place on 5 April 2019 at the Hotel Collegium Leoninum in Bonn.   The national forums, organized by t..

The challenge How can we lift millions out of poverty, create 600+ million jobs, reduce inequalities, protect the environment and grow the economy?

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Vacancies & other opportunities

Biological Invasions Risk Analysis Coordinator

The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) is looking for a highly motivated and reliable individual to manage the development of forma..

Check out current career and other opportunities in the biodiversity and ecosystem services field.

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BES-NET PARTNERS

ABOUT BES-NET

As a capacity sharing “network of networks”, the Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Network (BES-Net) complements the capacity building work of the Intergovernmental Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and promotes more effective management of biodiversity and ecosystems by enhancing dialogue, interaction and coordination between science, policy, and practice.

BES-Net is managed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), under the Global Policy Center on Resilient Ecosystems and Desertification (GC-RED) based in Nairobi, and supports the UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) in coordinating the National Ecosystem Assessments. Read more...

Latest Highlights

BES-Net Caribbean Regional Trialogue Participants Convening and Facilitating a National Dialogue on Pollinators

Building on the BES-Net Caribbean Regional Trialogue on Pollinators, Food Security and Climate Resilience, Antigua and Barbuda Marine Ecosystems Prote..

New UN Development Programme report highlights the challenges and opportunities of building climate resilience as the Arab region works toward peaceful low-carbon climate-resilient development

View All

New Library Items

Native Solitary Bees Provide Economically Significant Pollination Services to Confection Sunflowers (Helianthus annuus L.) (Asterales: Asteraceae) Grown Across the Northern Great Plains

The benefits of insect pollination to crop yields depend on genetic and environmental factors including plant selffertility, pollinator visitation rat..

Access the latest resources on biodiversity and ecosystem services available in our Knowledge Library.

View All

Upcoming Events

7th National IPBES Forum Germany

The 7th National IPBES Forum will take place on 5 April 2019 at the Hotel Collegium Leoninum in Bonn.   The national forums, organized by t..

The challenge How can we lift millions out of poverty, create 600+ million jobs, reduce inequalities, protect the environment and grow the economy?

View All

Vacancies & other opportunities

Biological Invasions Risk Analysis Coordinator

The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) is looking for a highly motivated and reliable individual to manage the development of forma..

Check out current career and other opportunities in the biodiversity and ecosystem services field.

View All

BES-NET PARTNERS