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Regional assessments of biodiversity and ecosystem services approved at IPBES-6

24 March 2018, Medellin, Colombia — The regional assessment reports on biodiversity and ecosystem services for Africa, the Americas, Asia-Pacific and for Europe and Central Asia were approved by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), in Medellín, Colombia, at the 6th session of its Plenary.

The comprehensive peer-reviewed IPBES assessment reports focus on providing answers to key questions for each of the four regions, including: why is biodiversity important, where are we making progress, what are the main threats and opportunities for biodiversity and how can we adjust our policies and institutions for a more sustainable future.

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