Prof. Huang Yi of the College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, PKU is nominated as a member of IPBES’s first Multiple Expert Panel

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    At the third plenery meeting of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services (IPBES)held in Bonn, Germany from 10-18 January 2015, Prof. Huang Yi of the College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, PKU is nominated as a member of IPBES’s first Multiple Expert Panel (MEP).

      

    IPBES was established in April 2014 with its headquarters in Bonn, Germany.  As a intergovermental mechanism, IPBES has been endorsed by 123 state parties.  IPBES is orgnized with its Bureau, MEP and the Secretriate at a fully functional organization.  MEP, composed of  25 top scientists in fields of biodiversity conservation and ecosystem services, will provide overall scientific guidances to IPBES in areas in  biodiversity conservation and ecosystem services related assessment, knowledge generation, policy tools formulation and capacity building (the four fundamental functions of IPBES).  China is the first batch of the IPBES member states, and Prof. Huang Yi is the only expert from China.  Her participation in MEP is greatly beneficial to China’s biodiversity conservation, and strengthening the roles of China in the implementation of Convention of Biodiversity Conservation (CBD).
    Prof. Huang Yi has been working in areas of environmental ecology and envirobmental bio-technology.  She has published more than 100 papers in internationally recognized journals (SCI indexed) and the Chinese core journals.  Prof. Huang Yi, as one of core experts for UNEP’s Global Environmental Outlook (GEO) as well as the CBD implementation mechanism under the Ministry of Environmental Protection, provided important technical support to China’s participation in international negotiations of international agreements and conventions in environment and the implementation actions.
    IPBES, similar to the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change, is an indenpendent intergovernmental organziation under the United Nations framework.  The mission of IPBES is to link the biodiversity conservation with the ecosystem services to provide the decision makers with better knowledge support in biodiversity conservation and ecosystem services, risk assessment and policy tools, so as to strengthen interactions between sciences and policy for an improved transfer from scientific research to policy making, and ultimately contribute to the global biodiversity conservation.

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