Several UN agencies in Panama agreed to the operative design to a new system that would work to reverse the growing loss of the biodiversity. This is a serious threat to food security, the agreement came through a “more efficient coordination between investigators and responsible public policies” of the sector.
The so-called Intergovernmental Panel on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) presents itself as a “science-policy interface” between 90 countries. This would generate knowledge and would develop the necessary capacities to protect the biological diversity.
This new entity will have a branch in the German city of Bonn. The meeting held in the capital of Panama was attended by several groups of the UN, including the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Achim Steiner, vice secretary of the UN and executive director of UNEP pointed out that the decision taken in Panama is, “the result of years of positive debate and political negotiations.” (AV)