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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.

GGBC has teamed up 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.

We are also happy to announce that representatives from IPBES will be giving our annual biodiversity lecture on October 21st, 2020!

Read more about the winner and the sustainability award here