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Workshop Report on Biodiversity and Pandemics of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)


  • 1. EcoHealth Alliance
  • 2. Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology SPH & Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine
  • 3. Norwegian Veterinary Institute
  • 4. Massey University, New Zealand
  • 5. Department of Viroscience, Erasmus University Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • 6. French National Research Institute for Sustainable development (IRD)
  • 7. Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Bolivia; Bolivian Bat Conservation Program, Bolivia; EcoHealth Alliance
  • 8. South African National Parks
  • 9. Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research, the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
  • 10. Resource Mobilization Panel of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), EcoHealth Alliance
  • 11. Institute of Evolution, Centre for Ecological Research, Hungary
  • 12. University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria
  • 13. Institute of Virology, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany
  • 14. Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention
  • 15. School of Veterinary Medicine and Husbandry (FMVZ), National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)
  • 16. University of California, Davis, United States of America
  • 17. Towards A Safer World Network (TASW) and Future Earth Health Knowledge Action Network
  • 18. Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • 19. CONABIO, Mexico
  • 20. University of Oslo, Norway
  • 21. Ikerbasque (Basque Foundation for Science), Basque Centre for Climate Change, Bilbao, Spain
  • 22. University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada
  • 23. IPBES secretariat


The IPBES Bureau and Multidisciplinary Expert Panel (MEP) authorized a workshop on biodiversity and pandemics that was held virtually on 27-31 July 2020 in accordance with the provisions on “Platform workshops” in support of Plenary-approved activities, set out in section 6.1 of the procedures for the preparation of Platform deliverables (IPBES-3/3, annexe I).

This workshop report and any recommendations or conclusions contained therein have not been reviewed, endorsed or approved by the IPBES Plenary.

The workshop report is considered supporting material available to authors in the preparation of ongoing or future IPBES assessments. While undergoing a scientific peer-review, this material has not been subjected to formal IPBES review processes.

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Suggested citation: IPBES (2020) Workshop Report on Biodiversity and Pandemics of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. Daszak, P., Amuasi, J., das Neves, C. G., Hayman, D., Kuiken, T., Roche, B., Zambrana-Torrelio, C., Buss, P., Dundarova, H., Feferholtz, Y., Foldvari, G., Igbinosa, E., Junglen, S., Liu, Q., Suzan, G., Uhart, M., Wannous, C., Woolaston, K., Mosig Reidl, P., O'Brien, K., Pascual, U., Stoett, P., Li, H., Ngo, H. T., IPBES secretariat, Bonn, Germany, DOI:10.5281/zenodo.4147317


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