IPBES Values Assessment – Decisions Based on Narrow Set of Market Values of Nature Underpin the Global Biodiversity Crisis

IPBES (July 2022)

This report, approved by the 139 member States of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), shows that there is still a dominant worldwide focus on short-term profits and economic growth which excludes the multiple values of nature. The review is cross-disciplinary and based on a large volume of research, with four general perspectives to aid in policy and decision-making.