The Regional Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services for Africa: Summary for Policymakers

Emma Archer, Luthando Dziba, Kalemani Jo Mulongoy, Malebajoa Anicia Maoela, Michele Walters, Reinette (Oonsie) Biggs, Marie-Christine Cormier-Salem, Fabrice DeClerck, Mariteuw Chimère Diaw, Amy E. Dunham, Pierre Failler, Christopher Gordon, Khaled Allam Harhash, Robert Kasisi, Fred Kizito, Wanja Nyingi, Nicholas Oguge, Balgis Osman-Elasha, Lindsay C. Tringer, Luis Tito de MoraisAchille Assogbadjo, Benis N. Egoh, Marwa W. Halmy, Katja Heubach, Adelina Mensah, Laura Pereira, Nadia Sitas

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Abstract

The Regional Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services for Africa 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.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherIntergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
Commissioning bodyIntergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
Number of pages52
ISBN (Print)978-3-947851-00-3
Publication statusPublished - 17 Aug 2018

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