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...

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Conservation of pollinators is critical to a sustainable COVID-19 recovery

 Pollinators play a critical role for humanity - in ensuring pollination services which are critical for food security, human livelihoods and mai..

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Study on a soil erosion sampling survey in the Pan-Third Pole region based on higher-resolution images

Soil erosion is one of the most severe global environmental problems, and soil erosion surveys are the scientific basis for planning soil conserv..

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National Ecosystem Assessment Inception Workshop for Tranche III countries

The workshop implemented under BES-Net’s work  is intended to provide training in national ecosystem assessments and facilitate knowledge shari..

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International Consultant - Terminal Evaluation - Market Transformation and Removal of Barriers for Effective Implementation of the State-Level Climate Change Action Plans

In accordance with UNDP and GEF M&E policies and procedures, all full and medium-sized UNDP support GEF financed projects are required to undergo ..

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