DIVERSITAS - International Programme of Biodiversity Science

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History

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

Aims

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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Activities

Advocacy/lobbying/activism; research/documentation; knowledge management/information dissemination; events/meetings.

Structure

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Financing

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 8 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 9 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 33 countries
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Subjects *

  • Biosciences
    • Biology
  • Geography
    • Ecology
  • Sociology
    • Sociology
  • Development
    • Sustainable Development
  • Policy-making
    • Policy
  • Conservation
    • Conservation
  • Harmony
    • Diversity

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal

UIA Org ID

E2289

Last News Received

17. Dec 2014
* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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