CMEC hosts new IPBES office in Denmark – University of Copenhagen

14 September 2016

CMEC hosts new IPBES office in Denmark

IPBES Denmark

The Universities in Copenhagen, Southern Denmark and Aarhus have collaborated with the Agency for Water and Nature Management to establish a Danish IPBES Office.

The Danish office opened first of September and will enter into the international IPBES network. The purpose is to support Danish contributions to international scientific reports on the state of nature, and facilitate dialog between decisions makers and scientists – both nationally and internationally.

IPBES stands for The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. It was established in 2012 as an intergovernmental and independent platform, adopted by 125 governments – including Denmark.

Thor Hjarsen has been selected to coordinate the activities of the new IPBES Denmark Office located on CMEC. Press photo.

1000 scientists from around the world are selected by IPBES to support with advises and contribute to reports on the state of biodiversity and ecosystems, both on global, regional and thematic level.

IPBES Denmark is located on Centre for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate at University of Copenhagen.
Special consultant Thor Hjarsen has been selected to coordinate the activities undertaken by the secretariat. Thor is biologist and has more than 20 years of experience with Danish and international nature management, biodiversity and communications.

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Special consultant Thor Hjarsen
IPBES Danmark
Phone: 35 33 01 79
Mobil: (+45) 40 90 46 66