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About this report:
Of the twelve Thematic Groups, the Forest, Oceans, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (FOBES) serves as the network node for scientific and technical expertise centered on biodiversity and ecosystem services. It interacts with all other SDSN nodes and serves all sectors seeking integrative solutions to sustainable development. One of its chief functions is to reflect on the design and implementation of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and to consider solutions for achieving sustainable development. The FOBES Thematic Group presents here the working draft of its first report. We are looking for your comments and creativity to improve and complete this report.

About the public consultation:
The public consultation will run from March 14 to April 14, 2014. Comments must be submitted using the comment form and sent via email to Please include “FOBES Comments” in the subject line. In view of the expected number of comments we may not be able to respond to individual comments received.

This is a working draft that will be revisited by the FOBES Chairs and members after the consultation period. At the conclusion of the public consultation period, we will make all submissions publicly available on our website, unless the submitting organization or individual requests their submission remain confidential.