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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BES-Net Op-Ed Series on COVID-19 (#5): Linkage between land degradation and zoonotic disease outbreak - Hypotheses underpinning the linkage

While zoonotic diseases are considered as one of the most pressing global issues of our era as a result of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreaks..

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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Characteristics of Transformational Adaptation in Climate-Land-Society Interactions

Countries across the world aspire towards climate resilient sustainable development. The interacting processes of climate change, land change, an..

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Green Entrepreneurship Course

Would you like to create and launch an innovative business model that creates environmental and social value? The United Nations Development Programme..

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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Programme Manager (LVMM)

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups an..

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