author = "Rice, Jake and Seixas, Cristiana Sim{\~a}o and Zaccagnini, 
                         Mar{\'{\i}}a Elena and Bedoya-Gait{\'a}n, Mauricio and 
                         Valderrama, Natalia and Anderson, Christopher B. and Arroyo, Mary 
                         T. K. and Bustamante, Mercedes and Cavender-Bares, Jeaninne and 
                         Diaz-de-Leon, Antonio and Fennessy, Siobhan and Garc{\'{\i}}a 
                         Marquez, Jaime Ricardo and Garcia, Keisha and Helmer, Eileen H. 
                         and Herrera, Bernal and Klatt, Brian and Ometto, Jean Pierre Henry 
                         Balbaud and Osuna, Vanesa Rodr{\'{\i}}guez and Scarano, Fabio R. 
                         and Shill, Steven and Farinaci, Juliana Sampaio",
                title = "The regional assessment report on BIODIVERSITY AND ECOSYSTEM 
          institution = "Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais",
                 year = "2018",
              address = "S{\~a}o Jos{\'e} dos Campos",
             keywords = "biodiversity, ecosystem.",
             abstract = "The objective of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on 
                         Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services is to provide Governments, the 
                         private sector, and civil society with scientifically credible and 
                         independent up-to-date assessments of available knowledge to make 
                         informed decisions at the local, regional and international 
                         levels. This regional and subregional assessment of biodiversity 
                         and ecosystem services for the Americas has been carried out by 
                         104 selected experts including 6 early career fellows, assisted by 
                         76 contributing authors, primarily from the Americas, who have 
                         analyzed a large body of knowledge, including about 4,100 
                         scientific publications. The Report represents the state of 
                         knowledge on the Americas region and subregions. Its chapters and 
                         their executive summaries were accepted, and its summary for 
                         policymakers was approved, by the Member States of IPBES at the 
                         sixth session of the IPBES Plenary (18 to 24 March 2018, 
                         Medell{\'{\i}}n, Colombia). This Report provides a critical 
                         assessment of the full range of issues facing decision-makers, 
                         including the importance, status, trends and threats to 
                         biodiversity and natures contributions to people, as well as 
                         policy and management response options. Establishing the 
                         underlying causes of the loss of biodiversity and of natures 
                         contributions to people provides policymakers with the information 
                         needed to develop appropriate response options, technologies, 
                         policies, financial incentives and behavior changes. It should be 
                         noted that Greenland as well as the Arctic and subArctic regions 
                         were inadequately assessed due to a lack of relevant expertise.",
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                         de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)} and {} and {} and {} and {Instituto 
                         Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)}",
             language = "en",
                pages = "44",
                  ibi = "8JMKD3MGP3W34R/3SH4K4H",
                  url = "http://urlib.net/rep/8JMKD3MGP3W34R/3SH4K4H",
           targetfile = "spm_americas_2018_digital-compressed.pdf",
        urlaccessdate = "23 jan. 2021"