IPBES workshop dedicated to the upcoming International Day of Biodiversity took place on May 16th in Ashgabat (Turkmenistan). The event was organized by CADI in order to support international cooperation for nature conservation in Central Asia.

Within the seminar, the goals, mechanisms and current results of the platform were presented as well as the benefits offered by the IPBES membership. Turkmenistan currently is one of the Observer States of the 132-country’s body.

The final discussion made it clear that Turkmenistan’s possible membership of the IPBES platform will allow experts from relevant government agencies, academic institutions, and NGOs to significantly increase their access to up-to-date regional scientific results on biodiversity and ecosystem services, as well as the influence on the international agenda. The decision to join the IPBES platform should be made by the respective government.

Decision-makers from the governmental agencies, as well as representatives of scientific, non-governmental and International Organizations from Turkmenistan, took part at the event.

Article in online journal “Solotoi vek” (Russian)

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