Follow the progress at the ongoing IPBES meeting. The "highlight" of today was the strong disagreement on the "ES" in IPBES. Several countries question the term "Ecosystem Services" since they regard this as connected to monetary valuation of nature which in their views opens for market mechanisms and associated distortion and exploitation. Others claims the opposite, that without of economic valuation exploitation will continue to erode biodiversity.
For more on the 16 April Monday highlights see IISD Reporting Service!