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

Regional Trialogue participants fully “Bee Engaged” on #WorldBeeDay

Bees and other pollinators, such as butterflies, bats and hummingbirds, are increasingly under threat from human activities. To raise awareness of the..

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

Pollinator scarcity drives the shift to delayed selfing in Himalayan mayapple Podophyllum hexandrum

Recent molecular phylogenetics have indicated that American mayapple (mainly self-incompatible, SI) and Himalayan mayapple, which was considered to be..

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

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Upcoming Events

Desertification and Drought Day

Desertification and Drought Day, a United Nations observance day held on 17 June each year, will in 2020 focus on changing public attitudes to the lea..

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

BES-Net Web Portal Maintenance Firm

BES-Net is a capacity sharing “network of networks” that promotes dialogue among science, policy and practice for more effective management of bio..

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

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