Participation of the UNESCO Chair in the IPBES Youth Workshop

The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is an international platform that works to strengthen the link between science and policy for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and ecosystem services, human well-being and development. sustainable.


To achieve the stated objectives, IPBES promotes the participation and involvement of organizations and institutions that are already working on issues related to biodiversity and ecosystems in different parts of the world, so a collaborative workshop was held on June 26 and 27 in São Pedro, Brazil, sponsored by the IPBES capacity building working group in collaboration with the expert group on scenarios and models, the Norwegian Environment Agency, the Brazilian Platform for Biodiversity and Environmental Services (BPBES), the Research Program of the São Paulo Research Foundation on Biodiversity, Characterization, Conservation, Restoration and Sustainable Use (BIOTA-FAPESP), the International Institute for Sustainability (IIS) and the Inter-American Institute for Research on Global Change (IAI) .   The workshop had the participation of around 30 young researchers and representatives of governments and NGOs that were selected from different countries around the world, among them, the PhD candidate for the UNESCO Chair on Sustainability from the UPC, Daniela Ávila.


This workshop aimed to: 1) Involve and familiarize participants with the work of IPBES and explore how each of the participants and their collaboration networks can contribute; 2) Explore future scenarios related to biodiversity and ecosystem services from the perspective of professionals and young researchers to strengthen the work of IPBES in relation to scenarios and models.