Bonn is seat of the Secretariat of the newly established Weltbiodiversitatsrats surprisingly secretariat headquarters of the newly formed Weltbiodiversitatsrates, which is the federal city of Bonn. This decision met the intergovernmental science-policy platform on biodiversity and ecosystem services (IPBES) at a plenary meeting in Panama. The decision means a strengthening of the UN site Bonn and also a recognition of the international engagement of in Germany in the commitment to biodiversity. Main task of the international body should be to provide reliable information on the State and the development of global biodiversity policy makers along the lines of the World Climate Council (IPPC). Apart from global analyses, national and regional reports are planned. The Weltbiodiversitatsrat is in Bonn out expected to run around. 20 to 30 employees.
The Bonn decision strengthens the importance of Bonn as UN city focusing on environmental protection. With the Secretariat of the Weltbiodiversitatsrats Bonn 19 houses UN agencies working in the environmental -, climate and nature conservation. Weltbiodiversitatsrat overdue: daily up to 150 species become extinct reputable estimates worldwide daily up to 150 species become extinct, speed also increases. A variety of studies indicates that a huge economic damage is associated with species extinction at the same time. A more committed worldwide fight against the extinction of the species is therefore absolutely necessary. In the next few months, Governments will be called hundreds of professionals in the Weltbiodiversitatsrat. These are volunteers and should gather the national State reports as well as new studies from around the world and evaluate.
About ForestFinance: The Bonn ForestFinance has committed itself as Europe’s largest forest direct investment provider of biodiversity. Species-rich forests on formerly depleted species-poor grazing caused its afforestation. More than 15 percent of ForestFinance land are also exclusively nature conservation. Existing natural forests within the ForestFinance forests be maintained and protected. Along with the recovered burned land, this stepping stone biotopes conservation areas make for many rare and endangered animal and plant species. So the topic of diversity”in the tropics presenter is, ForestFinance has also created the first tropical forest in Panama. The Bonn ForestFinance Group specializes in sustainable forest investments, which combine a lucrative return on investment with environmental and social sustainability. ForestFinance relies on species-rich tropical forests instead of monocultures. So a high degree of biological diversity is secured and significantly reduces the risk of tree diseases and pests. In addition many more collateral created for investors, such as a fire insurance and guarantees after planting for poorly developed trees for the early years.