Most comprehensive report to date
The IPBES report from May 2019 is the most comprehensive global assessment on the state of biodiversity and ecosystem services to date. The 1,700-page report was written by 150 authors. It was based on 15,000 published studies and improved and refined by over 20,000 comments from researchers and governments.
Andreas Heinimann from the University of Bern was the only Swiss scientist among the lead authors of the report. Two other researchers from Bern took part in the national media conference of the Swiss Academy of Sciences and the University of Bern on the IPBES report: Markus Fischer, Professor at the Institute of Plant Sciences at the University of Bern and a member of the IPBES Council of Experts, as well as Eva Spehn of the Biodiversity Forum of the Academy of Sciences, member of the Swiss IPBES delegation and coordinator of the Swiss IPBES platform, as well as co-head of the international project office of the Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment (GMBA) and member of the Institute of Plant Sciences of the University of Bern.