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Brauman, Kate A.; Garibaldi, Lucas Alejandro; Polasky, Stephen; Zayas, Cynthia N.; Aumeeruddy Thomas, Yildiz; Brancalion, Pedro; Declerck, Fabrice; Mastrangelo, Matías; Nkongolo, Nsalambi; Palang, Hannes; Shannon, Lynne; Verma, Madhu; Shrestha, Uttam Babu
This document contains the draft Chapter 2 NCP of the IPBES Global Assessment on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. Governments and all observers at IPBES-7 had access to these draft chapters eight weeks prior to IPBES-7. Governments accepted the Chapters at IPBES-7 based on the understanding that revisions made to the SPM during the Plenary, as a result of the dialogue between Governments and scientists, would be reflected in the final Chapters. IPBES typically releases its Chapters publicly only in their final form, which implies a delay of several months post Plenary. However, in light of the high interest for the Chapters, IPBES is releasing the six Chapters early (31 May 2019) in a draft form. Authors of the reports are currently working to reflect all the changes made to the Summary for Policymakers during the Plenary to the Chapters, and to perform final copyediting.