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 a consortium of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), under the Global Policy Center on Resilient Ecosystems and Desertification (GC-RED),  the UN Environment Programme’s World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) and the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)Read more...

Latest Highlights

Cameroon’s Community-Driven CSOs are Strengthening Women’s Participation in Agroforestry during COVID-19

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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

People and biodiversity in the 21st century

Fifty years have elapsed since the first publication of Ambio. Throughout this period, fundamental changes have occurred in societal attitudes to biod..

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

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Upcoming Events

Designing a Multidimensional Poverty Index MOOC (EN, FR, SP)

UNDP and OPHI are pleased to offer a FREE six-week Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Designing a Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) i..

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

Digital Coordinator

POSITION SUMMARY This is a fantastic opportunity to join the movement in advancing ocean conservation forward and being a part of the blue wave of ..

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

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