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

SARS-CoV-2 and the three steps necessary to prevent the next pandemic: Insights from BES-Net Senior Knowledge Management Officer

“The inevitable, but unpredictable, appearance of new infectious diseases has been recognized for millennia, well before the discovery of causative ..

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

NATURAL SELECTION ON INFLORESCENCE COLOR POLYMORPHISMS IN WILD PROTEA POPULATIONS: THE ROLE OF POLLINATORS, SEED PREDATORS, AND INTERTRAIT CORRELATIONS

Premise of the study: The processes maintaining fl ower color polymorphisms have long been of evolutionary interest. Mechanistic explanations inc..

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

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Upcoming Events

World Water Week 2020

The World Water Week will take place on August 23-28 in Stockholm (Sweden). World Water Week is organized by the Stockholm International Water Inst..

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 – Resilience and Climate-related Budget Analysis

Public Finance Management is throughout the Pacific a topic of importance for international and local partners equally. Numerous stakeholders, institu..

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

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