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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

Anglophone Africa Regional Trialogue

BES-Net’s third Regional Trialogue, “Bright Spots on Land Degradation, Food Security and Pollinators” was held on 28-30 May 2019 in Nairobi, Ken..

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 size and its consequences: Robust estimates of body size in pollinating insects

Body size is an integral functional trait that underlies pollination‐related ecological processes, yet it is often impractical to measure directly. ..

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

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Upcoming Events

Advanced Science on Scenarios and Modelling on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services to Support Human Well-Being (SPSAS Scenarios)

The São Paulo School of Advanced Science invites applications for the first São Paulo School of Advanced Science on Scenarios and Modelling on Biodi..

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

Native Plant Nursery Manager

The Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) is a non-profit, 501(c )(3) organization dedicated to facilitating, promoting, and advancing the scientific..

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

Anglophone Africa Regional Trialogue

BES-Net’s third Regional Trialogue, “Bright Spots on Land Degradation, Food Security and Pollinators” was held on 28-30 May 2019 in Nairobi, Ken..

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

Pollinator size and its consequences: Robust estimates of body size in pollinating insects

Body size is an integral functional trait that underlies pollination‐related ecological processes, yet it is often impractical to measure directly. ..

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

View All

Upcoming Events

Advanced Science on Scenarios and Modelling on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services to Support Human Well-Being (SPSAS Scenarios)

The São Paulo School of Advanced Science invites applications for the first São Paulo School of Advanced Science on Scenarios and Modelling on Biodi..

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

Native Plant Nursery Manager

The Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) is a non-profit, 501(c )(3) organization dedicated to facilitating, promoting, and advancing the scientific..

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

View All

BES-NET PARTNERS