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Gothenburg Global Biodiversity Centre

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From slime moulds to whale sharks and tiny molecules to tropical ecosystems, our Earth is home to a fascinating array of life that is collectively known as biodiversity. It is vast and exciting, yet disappearing rapidly, so we need to act now to explore and understand its intricacies. To reach these goals, the Gothenburg Global Biodiversity Centre aims to link science and society around biodiversity and enhance and accelerate biodiversity research. The GGBC has a global outlook, extending well beyond the borders of our home base in Western Sweden. We are a collaborative effort among fourteen partner institutions and hosted at the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences at the University of Gothenburg in Gothenburg, Sweden.

The GGBC Annual Lecture 2020 - featuring IPBES


This year the GGBC and the WIN WIN Gothenburg Sustainability Award are proud to host the GGBC Annual Biodiversity Lecture featuring IPBES!

The Intergovernmental Panel for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is the science-policy interface for biodiversity and ecosystem services for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, long-term human well-being and sustainable development.

IPBES’s 2019 Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (Summary for Policymakers) gives a comprehensive and interdisciplinary overview of the threats to the world’s biodiversity.

Join us online on October 21st, 3 pm CET via Facebook Livestream to hear Dr. Anne Larigauderie, Executive Secretary of IPBES and Prof. Sandra Diaz, Co-chair of the IPBES Global Assessment as they speak about biodiversity, humanity’s threat to it and what is needed to shift current trends.

This event is partially funded by the strategic research area Biodiversity and Ecosystem services in a Changing Climate (BECC)


GGBC in collaboration with the WIN WIN Gothenburg Sustainability award!

Every year WIN WIN awards a member of the society for their contributions to a more sustainable world and this year's theme is biodiversity. WIN WIN teams up with experts within each years theme and this year they are working with us at the GGBC.

On May 22 - the International Day for Biodiversity - the winner was announced and we are happy to hear that it is The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services – IPBES who receives the award for their contribution to a more sustainable world.

Read more about the winner and the sustainability award here