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 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...

Latest Highlights

Endogenous Seeds Help Indigenous Communities in Benin Sow Change During COVID-19

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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

Biodiversity means business: Reframing global biodiversity goals for the private sector

The Convention on Biological Diversity strategic goals direct the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity from global to local scales. Yet bu..

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

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Upcoming Events

The Fifth Science-Policy Forum for Biodiversity and The Eighth International Conference on Sustainability Science

The world community is currently in the process of developing an ambitious post-2020 global biodiversity framework to be adopted at the fifteenth meet..

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

Special Call for Proposals: The Destruction of the Amazon in Pandemic Times

In response to the severe impact of the pandemic, the Amazonia Rainforest Journalism Fund (RJF) and the Pulitzer Center are opening a new call for pro..

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

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