IU CASEL director co-chairs United Nations' IPBES landmark new Global Assessment

The assessment by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services highlights negative impacts of the climate crisis, including the risk for extinction of up to 1 million plant and animal species.

Eduardo Brondízio—director of CASEL, distinguished professor of anthropology, and one of the world’s most eminent experts on the intersection of nature and human well-being—has served for three years as the co-chair of the United Nations’ IPBES landmark new Global Assessment.

The Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services reflects input from 132 nations. A 40-page summary of the report, which demonstrates a clear warning about the direct impacts of our actions on the planet, was released on May 6, 2019, following IBPES' Paris Conference.

View Brondízio's opening presentation during the media launch #GlobalAssessment webcast at approximately 28:30.