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

2020 BES-Net User Survey

Dear valued BES-Net users and partners, The Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Network (BES-Net) team wishes to invite you to part..

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

The Role of Beetle Marks and Flower Colour on Visitation by Monkey Beetles (Hopliini) in the Greater Cape Floral Region, South Africa

Background and Aims: A deviation from the classical beetle pollination syndrome of dull-coloured flowers with an unpleasant scent is found in the..

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

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Upcoming Events

2020 UN BIODIVERSITY CONFERENCE COP15

The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will host the 2020 UN Biodiversity Conference in Kunming, China, on 15-28 October 2020. The conference..

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

Consultant/senior business analyst to further develop the Global Mechanism business model and to update and revise the Standard Operating Procedures

Desertification, along with climate change and the loss of biodiversity were identified as the greatest challenges to sustainable development dur..

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

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