IPBES Awarded 2024 Blue Planet Prize

The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has been awarded the 2024 Blue Planet Prize by Japan’s Asahi Glass Foundation. This prestigious award, which includes a $500,000 prize, recognizes IPBES’s significant contributions to solving global environmental problems through scientific research and practical applications. Established in 2012, IPBES aims to bridge the gap between science and policy, focusing on biodiversity and ecosystem services. It provides essential assessments and tools that inform international policies like the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The award ceremony will be held on October 23, 2024, in Tokyo, Japan, with additional events in Tokyo and Kyoto.

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