The Asia-Pacific Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) was approved during the 6th IPBES Plenary Meeting in Medellin, Colombia (17-28 March 2018).
The report outlines the dire threats that biodiversity and ecosystem services face in the Asia-Pacific region, and the associated risks to human wellbeing. It outlines a number of policy options to reverse such trends. This report and its Summary for Policy Makers (SPM) is the culmination of a 3-year long effort between more than 100 scientists and practitioners across the world.
Alexandros Gasparatos has been a Coordinating Lead Author (CLA) for Chapter 1, and was member of the assessment defense team during the 3 long days of negotiations with the IPBES Member States.