Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (Summary for Policymakers)

Nature and its vital contributions to people are deteriorating worldwide, and the goals for conserving and sustainably using nature and achieving sustainability goals cannot be met by current trajectories, unless transformative changes are made.

This IPBES report represents a critical assessment of the status and trends of the natural world, the social implications of these trends, their direct and indirect causes, and the actions that can still be taken to ensure a better future for all. These complex links have been assessed using a simple, yet very inclusive framework that should resonate with a wide range of stakeholders, since it recognises diverse worldviews, values and knowledge systems.


[This description was taken from the foreword and key messages of the report's summary for policymakers.]