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Scientific outcome of the IPBES-IPCC co-sponsored workshop on biodiversity and climate change

  • 1. Alfred-Wegener-Institute
  • 2. University of the Witwatersrand
  • 3. University of the West Indies
  • 4. University of Pretoria
  • 5. Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Atmospheric Environmental Research
  • 6. Australian National University
  • 7. British Antarctic Survey
  • 8. Scottish Association for Marine Science
  • 9. National Parks Board of Singapore
  • 10. University of British Columbia
  • 11. Case Western Reserve University
  • 12. Conservation International
  • 13. King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
  • 14. German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv); Institute of Biology, Leipzig University
  • 15. Stellenbosch University
  • 16. University of Sao Paulo
  • 17. Technical University of Kenya
  • 18. Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre
  • 19. University of Queensland
  • 20. Chiba University
  • 21. Helmholtz Institute for Functional Marine Biodiversity
  • 22. Institute of Geography of RAS
  • 23. Friedrich-Alexander-Universität (FAU)
  • 24. University of Paris Sud-France
  • 25. Wageningen University
  • 26. Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego
  • 27. Centre for Environmental Law, Macquarie Law School, Macquarie University
  • 28. Caribbean Environmental Science and Renewable Energy Journal
  • 29. Kyushu University
  • 30. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
  • 31. Rutgers University
  • 32. University of Stellenbosch
  • 33. Institut de Recherche pour le Développement
  • 34. Coastal Oceans Research and Development – Indian Ocean East Africa
  • 35. African Development Bank
  • 36. University of Western Australia
  • 37. Basque Centre fir Climate Change (BC3); Ikerbasque, Basque Foundation for Science; Centre for Development and Environment, University of Bern
  • 38. Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
  • 39. Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
  • 40. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • 41. National Centre for Biological Sciences
  • 42. Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung UFZ
  • 43. Haramaya University
  • 44. University of Aberdeen
  • 45. Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • 46. Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro
  • 47. Centre for Ecological Sciences and Divecha Centre for Climate Change, Indian Institute of Science
  • 48. National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center, University of Maryland
  • 49. Brazilian National Institute for Research of the Amazon
  • 50. Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences
  • 51. Agency for Assessment and Application of Technology, Indonesia
  • 52. Theoretical and Experimental Ecology (SETE) CNRS, University of Plymouth; University of Texas at Austin
  • 53. Centre for World Economy Studies, Cuba
  • 54. Sustainable and Resilient City Initiatives Unit, South Africa
  • 55. REV Ocean, Norway
  • 56. National University of Córdoba
  • 57. University of Bern
  • 58. University of Tokyo
  • 59. "French National Centre for Scientific Research, Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research"
  • 60. Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • 61. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (Italy)


The Scientific Outcome was produced by participants in the first-ever IPCC-IPBES co-sponsored workshop which took place in December 2020.  

This workshop is placed in the context of recent international agreements including the Paris Agreement, the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and ongoing preparation for the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that converge on solving the dual crises of climate change and biodiversity loss as essential to support human well-being.

The Scientific Outcome further develops and substantiates the conclusions of the Synopsis, summarizes the emerging state of knowledge involving climate change and biodiversity with the objective to inform decision making and highlight options for action, and to identify knowledge gaps to be filled by scientific research. The Scientific Outcome includes seven sections, the references outlining the evidence reviewed within those sections and the report glossary.


Suggested citation: Pörtner, H.O., Scholes, R.J., Agard, J., Archer, E., Arneth, A., Bai, X., Barnes, D., Burrows, M., Chan, L., Cheung, W.L., Diamond, S., Donatti, C., Duarte, C., Eisenhauer, N., Foden, W., Gasalla, M. A., Handa, C., Hickler, T., Hoegh-Guldberg, O., Ichii, K., Jacob, U., Insarov, G., Kiessling, W., Leadley, P., Leemans, R., Levin, L., Lim, M., Maharaj, S., Managi, S., Marquet, P. A., McElwee, P., Midgley, G., Oberdorff, T., Obura, D., Osman, E., Pandit, R., Pascual, U., Pires, A. P. F., Popp, A., Reyes-García, V., Sankaran, M., Settele, J., Shin, Y. J., Sintayehu, D. W., Smith, P., Steiner, N., Strassburg, B., Sukumar, R., Trisos, C., Val, A.L., Wu, J., Aldrian, E., Parmesan, C., Pichs-Madruga, R., Roberts, D.C., Rogers, A.D., Díaz, S., Fischer, M., Hashimoto, S., Lavorel, S., Wu, N., Ngo, H.T. 2021. Scientific outcome of the IPBES-IPCC co-sponsored workshop on biodiversity and climate change; IPBES secretariat, Bonn, Germany, DOI:10.5281/zenodo.4659158.


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