DIVERSITAS - International Programme of Biodiversity Science

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1991. Initially functioned as a scientific programme on 'Ecosystem Function of Biodiversity' of B-XB2698 - International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS) and E-XE2321 - Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE). Renamed 1992, when expanded and developed under the co-sponsorship of IUBS, SCOPE and B-XB3383 - UNESCO. Further developed in 1995, with H-XA1752 - International Council for Science (ICSU), U-XF3403 - International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) and B-XB1314 - International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS) as co-sponsors. Relaunched 2002. Currently under formal sponsorship by ICSU, SCOPE, IUBS and UNESCO. Merged into F-XJ6881 - Future Earth programme, with all activities transferring to it. International Secretariat closed, 31 Dec 2014.


Promote integrative biodiversity science, linking biological, ecological and social disciplines in an effort to produce socially relevant knowledge; provide scientific basis for an understanding of biodiversity loss and of policy implications for conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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