IUBS possesses core strengths in integrative biology that contribute to better understanding of life and its diversity. In this context, IUBS has been actively partnering with the "Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)" since 1998. A specific example of its active role is in the organization of meetings of “Science for Biodiversity Forum” at the CBD, framing policies with scientific information for the attainment of the goals of the conventions. IUBS supplements these core strengths by integrating information from other areas of biology, and from the physical sciences and humanities, to help solve major environmental problems.

The resposiblities of content design and creation, organization of the Forums for IUBS, and representing IUBS in all the activities of the Forum have been taken care by Dr. Lily Rodriguez.

13 Apr 2021 · Science for Biodiversity Forum · Supported Event · Event

Organization of Fifth Science Policy Forum for Biodiversity

The joint fifth Science-Policy Forum for Biodiversity and the eighth International Conference on Sustainability Science (ICSS 8) will include five virtual sessions to be held on 13, 14, 19, 21 and 23 April 2021. The sessions will last up to 120 minutes, starting at 6 am (Montreal Time). The event is financially supported by University of Tokyo and IUBS.

The objective of this Science-Policy dialogue would aim to provide space for scientists, policy makers and other relevant stakeholders to discuss and make recommendations on how science, technology and innovation could contribute to the effective implementation of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework in order to bend the curve of biodiversity loss and obtain positive biodiversity outcomes and foster transformative change towards achieving the 2050 Vision. 

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23 Mar 2021 · Science for Biodiversity Forum

IUBS scientists propose recommendations for the post-2020 global biodiversity framework

Working with an international, multidisciplinary team, IUBS scientists have published an article in Science Advances: “Actions on sustainable food production and consumption for the post-2020 global biodiversity framework.” The article reviews eight actions for addressing biodiversity loss in food systems – from removing incentives harmful to biodiversity to reducing food waste and promoting sustainable diets – and examines the challenges and opportunities of implementing the actions in the UK and Peru.

The article proposes targets for the UN Convention on Biological Diversity's post-2020 global biodiversity framework. In combination with broader actions by diverse actors, the targets can support transformative change for sustainable food systems.


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5th Science Policy for Biodiversity Forum (Virtual Event 2021)

"Contributions from science to policy making and implementation"

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4th Science Policy for Biodiversity Forum at Egypt (2018)

“Towards living in harmony with nature by 2050: A Science-Policy Dialogue”

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3rd Science Policy for Biodiversity Forum at Mexico(2016)

"Mainstreaming biodiversity for well-being: Contributions from Science" 

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2nd Science Policy for Biodiversity Forum at Germany (2008)

“Biodiversity Research – Safeguarding the Future”

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1st Science Policy for Biodiversity Forum at Brazil (2006)

“Biodiversity – the Megascience in Focus”

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(Science for Biodiversity Forum Logo design: Saubhik Sarkar, Shivani Krishan and Imroze Khan of Ashoka University, India)