IPBES – IUCN: A Framework for Collaboration (Plataforma Intergubernamental sobre Biodiversidad y Servicios Ecosistémicos) (en inglés)
IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, works for a just world which values and conserves nature, contributing to pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges. Throughout its history of more than 60 years, IUCN2 has focused on the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and ecosystem services and related governance, providing for fair and equitable livelihoods. IUCN supports scientific research, manages field projects all over the world, and brings governments, civil society, business, international agencies and the scientific community together to develop knowledge, policy, laws and best practice pertaining to nature conservation and sustainable development.
The Busan Outcome recommended that IPBES should collaborate with existing relevant initiatives and processes. This paper outlines cooperation between IPBES and IUCN. It provides an overview of the functions and services provided by IUCN which could support IPBES. More details on the most prominent IUCN knowledge products are provided in a brochure entitled ‘IUCN Knowledge Products - A basis for a partnership to support functions and work programme of IPBES’. The brochure was prepared for informing the second plenary meeting to determine modalities and institutional arrangements of IPBES.