Latin America Looking at Biodiversity Leading Up to the IPBES
—Researched and written by Aldo Andrade—
The Sexta Plenaria de la Plataforma Intergubernamental en Biodiversidad y Servicios Ecosistémicos (Ipbes), which is a conference that brings about scientists from around the world to discuss topics related to biodiversity and its condition worldwide, is being held in the Americas for the first time, and more specifically in Medellín, Colombia. In the time leading up to the conference, Latin American countries are themselves examining their biodiversity facets: the good, the bad, and the resistance that biodiversity politics itself encompasses. These views may not be entirely related to the conference, but they are directly related to the main topic at hand.