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

IPBES youth workshop - June 2019, São Pedro, Brazil - Invitation to nominate participants

IPBES (The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services) is organizing a youth workshop for young professionals and practitioners..

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

Real-time divergent evolution in plants driven by pollinators

Pollinator-driven diversification is thought to be a major source of floral variation in plants. Our knowledge of this process is, however, limited to..

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

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Upcoming Events

The seventh session of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES-7)

The seventh session of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and the preceding R..

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

Senior Officer, Renewable Energy

ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability is a global network of more than 1,750 local and regional governments committed to sustainable urban de..

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

IPBES youth workshop - June 2019, São Pedro, Brazil - Invitation to nominate participants

IPBES (The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services) is organizing a youth workshop for young professionals and practitioners..

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

Real-time divergent evolution in plants driven by pollinators

Pollinator-driven diversification is thought to be a major source of floral variation in plants. Our knowledge of this process is, however, limited to..

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

View All

Upcoming Events

The seventh session of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES-7)

The seventh session of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and the preceding R..

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

Senior Officer, Renewable Energy

ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability is a global network of more than 1,750 local and regional governments committed to sustainable urban de..

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

View All

BES-NET PARTNERS