The newsletter 2022/1 (August 2022) of the German coordination unit of the world biodiversity council (IPBES) has been published. It contains an overview of the 9th plenary meeting in June 2022:
25 new members of the IPBES multidisciplinary expert panel were elected, including Prof. Josef Settele from the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg and German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv), Halle-Jena-Leipzig. Prof. Settele has been appointed to the expert panel MEP of the world biodiversity council IPBES until 2025, where he will be one of five representatives of Western Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand to play a decisive role in the work content of IPBES in the coming years.
bayklif congratulates Prof. Settele on his election!
Important outcomes were also the adoption of reports for policy makers on the sustainable use of wild species (“sustainable use”) and on the multiple values of nature (“values”) as well as the adoption of the scoping report for a future assessment on the links between economy and biodiversity. Another key decision concerned proposals for cooperation between IPBES and IPCC, the intergovernmental panel on climate change.