Processes of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)
The Secretariat draws your attention to recent calls from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), inviting Governments and stakeholders to participate in the following processes:
1. Identifying experts to assist with the scoping of the following thematic assessments from its “2030 Rolling Work Programme”, adopted at its seventh session (Paris, 29 April to 4 May 2019) and available here:
Thematic assessment of the interlinkages among biodiversity, water, food and health (“nexus assessment”) (see notification: https://www.ipbes.net/sites/default/files/call_for_nominations_nexus_assessment_en.pdf) and
Thematic assessment of the underlying causes of biodiversity loss and the determinants of transformative change and options for achieving the 2050 Vision for Biodiversity (“transformative change assessment”) (see notification: https://www.ipbes.net/sites/default/files/call_for_nominations_transformative_change_assessment_en.pdf)
2. Opening the first external reviews of two ongoing assessments (from its first work programme):
- First order draft of the chapters of the IPBES methodological assessment regarding the diverse conceptualization of multiple values of nature and its contributions, including biodiversity and ecosystem functions and services (“values assessment”) (see notification: https://www.ipbes.net/sites/default/files/em_2019_13_notification_fod_review.pdf) and
First order draft of the chapters of the IPBES thematic assessment of the sustainable use of wild species (“sustainable use”) (see notification: https://www.ipbes.net/sites/default/files/em_2019_16_notification_fod_review_su_20190731.pdf).
Interested experts should respond directly to IPBES through the processes detailed in the above-mentioned notifications. The Secretariat also invites you to contact your respective IPBES National Focal Points (https://www.ipbes.net/national-focal-points) regarding any country-specific processes or deadlines.
Considering the potential relevance of these IPBES deliverables for the work of the Convention and in line with Ramsar Resolution XII.3, which welcomes cooperation with IPBES, the Secretariat would like to encourage you to contribute to these processes with special attention to matters of interest to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands.
Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands
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Tel. +41 22 999 0365; fax +41 22 999 0169