From August 28 to September 2, 2023, the tenth plenary session of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES-10) is being held in Bonn, Germany. A key focus of the summit is the adoption of a new report concerning invasive non-native species.
Established in 2012 under the United Nations, IPBES serves as an intergovernmental body. Its mission is to provide well-founded scientific insights regarding biodiversity and ecosystem services to inform policy and society. Currently comprising 143 member states, including Switzerland, IPBES aims to facilitate informed decision-making.
During the IPBES-10 session, a novel report on invasive non-native species will be endorsed, accompanied by a synopsis tailored for policymakers. Switzerland’s delegation is notably advocating for an assessment of the threat posed by these species and the identification of measures that governments, the private sector, and civil society can employ to curb their spread.
The conference will also deliberate the 2030 working program and the 2024 budget. Swiss authorities endorsed the mandate of the national delegation on June 2, 2023. This event underscores Switzerland’s commitment to global biodiversity preservation and sustainable ecosystems.