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IPBES: Webinar on global pollination assessment

Date: June 16, 2016

The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has announced that it will host Simon Potts, co-chair of a recent IPBES assessment on pollinators, in a new webinar. The webinar will run from 14:00 to 15:00 CEST on 23 June. To learn more about this event or to register, see the announcement from IBPES.

IPBES released its "Assessment of Pollinators, Pollination and Food Production," the first global assessment on the  state of the world's bees, butterflies and other pollinators, during a week-long meeting in Kuala Lumpur in February. The report found, among other things, that roughly 40% of the planet's invertebrate pollinators may be at risk of going extinct. Potts, a professor of biodiversity and ecosystem services at the University of Reading in the United Kingdom and co-chair of the pollination assessment, will be discussing the report's findings. In its announcement, IPBES writes:

During the webinar session, Professor Potts will present key findings from the assessment, and lessons learnt from the assessment process. As such, the webinar will be relevant for both those interested in learning about the outcomes of the assessment, and experts involved in other assessment processes, in IPBES and beyond.

The webinar will include a technical support unit on capacity building and a Q&A session. Interested participants can submit questions beforehand for Potts. The webinar will be posted online for those who cannot attend the live presentation.

This webinar is the third in the IPBES Webinar Series. Previous presentations were titled "The IPBES Assessment Process" and "The Conceptual Framework."