Report on the workshop ‘Global Modelling of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services’. June 2019, the Hague, the Netherlands
|Author(s)||Okayasu Sana, Schoolenberg Machteld, Alkemade Rob, Den Belder Eefje, Pereira Henrique, Lundquist Carolyn, Cheung William, Rondinini Carlo, Halouani Ghassen, Hyejin Kim, Miller Brian, Hirsch Tim, Abbasov Rovshan, Arneth Almut, Diaw Mariteuw Chimè, Eddy Tyler, Harfoot Michael, Hasegawa Tomoko, Hickler Thomas, Hill Samantha, Humpenöder Florian, Johnson Justin, Kok Marcel, Leadley Paul, Leclere David, Navarro Laetitia, Ohashi Haruka, Peterson Garry, Schipper Aafke, Shin Yunne-Jai, Stehfest Elke, Visconti Piero, Van Vuuren Detlef|
|Publisher||PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency|
A three-day workshop on ‘Global Modelling of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services’, was held in the Hague, Netherlands, from 24th to 26th June 2019. The workshop, attended by 35 modelling and scenario-building experts, was organised on behalf of the former IPBES1expert group on scenarios and models of the first IPBES work programme by its interim technical support unit, and hosted by the PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency. The workshop drew on the ‘nature futures’ participatory scenario-building exercise initiated by the IPBES expert group on scenarios and models, and other biodiversity modelling initiatives such as the ISIMIP project2 working on adding biodiversity to the Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (SSPs) scenarios framework, the 'bending the curve' initiative3 led by IIASA4 and WWF5, and GEOBON6 working on modelling Essential Biodiversity Variables.The workshop was a step towards coordinating across biodiversity modelling initiatives, to build on each other’s work, and to seek synergies for the production of innovative scenarios on biodiversity and ecosystem services to inform the post-2020 agenda of the Convention on Biological Diversity, as well as the Sustainable Development Goals.