IPBES regional assessment

The Regional Assessment Report on Biodiversity and
Ecosystem Services for Europe and Central Asia produced
by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on
Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) provides a
critical analysis of the state of knowledge regarding the
importance, status, and trends of biodiversity and nature’s
contributions to people. The assessment analyses the
direct and underlying causes for the observed changes
in biodiversity and in nature’s contributions to people,
and the impact that these changes have on the quality of
life of people. The assessment, finally, identifies a mix of
governance options, policies and management practices
that are currently available to reduce the loss of biodiversity
and of nature’s contributions to people in that region.
The assessment addresses terrestrial, freshwater, and
coastal biodiversity and covers current status and trends,
going back in time several decades, and future projections,
with a focus on the 2020-2050 period.