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Summary for policymakers of the assessment report of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services on pollinators, pollination and food production.


Potts, Simon G.; Imperatriz-Fonseca, Vera; Ngo, Hien T.; Biesmeijer, Jacobus C.; Breeze, Thomas D.; Dicks, Lynn V.; Garibaldi, Lucas A.; Hill, Rosemary; Settele, Josef; Vanbergen, Adam J.; Aizen, Marcelo A.; Cunningham, Saul A.; Eardley, Connal; Freitas, Breno M.; Gallai, Nicolas; Kevan, Peter G.; Kovács-Hostyánszki, Anikó; Kwapong, Peter K.; Li, Jilian; Li, Xiushan; Martins, Dino J.; Nates-Parra, Guiomar; Pettis, Jeffery S.; Rader, Romina; Viana, Blandina F.
Báldi, András; Bartuska, Ann; Baste, Ivar Andreas; Oteng-Yeboah, Alfred; Watson, Robert

The thematic assessment of pollinators, pollination and food production carried out under the auspices of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services aims to assess animal pollination as a regulating ecosystem service underpinning food production in the context of its contribution to nature’s gifts to people and supporting a good quality of life. To achieve this, it focuses on the role of native and managed pollinators, the status and trends of pollinators and pollinator-plant networks and pollination, drivers of change, impacts on human well-being, food production in response to pollination declines and deficits and the effectiveness of responses.The chapters and their executive summaries of this assessment are available as document IPBES/4/INF/1/Rev.1 ( The present document is a summary for policymakers of the information presented in these chapters

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