Draft scoping report for IPBES transformative change assessment now open for external review

The IPBES draft scoping report for the transformative change assessment (thematic assessment of the underlying causes of biodiversity loss and the determinants of transformative change and options for achieving the 2050 vision for biodiversity) is open for external review from 3 July 2020 – 28 August 2020.

The aim of this review is to increase the policy relevance of this scoping report by engaging governments and stakeholders early in the process of defining the policy questions that this assessment will address.

IPBES values assessment: External review of first order drafts

IPBES have announced the start of the external review for the first order drafts 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 (IPBES values assessment). The period for this first external review of the values assessment is from 29 July until 22 September 2019.

IPBES Global Assessment of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: External Review of Second Order Drafts

We would like to bring your attention to the possibility to review the second order drafts of the chapters and the first draft of the Summary for Policymakers of the IPBES global assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem services - this is very important to ensure that the substantial marine part of this assessment is done in the best way possible. 

Call to Participate in External Review of IPBES Assessments by Governments and Experts

IPBES aims to finalize five assessments at the sixth session of the IPBES Plenary, in March 2018: four regional assessments of biodiversity and ecosystem services (for Africa, the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe and Central Asia) and the thematic assessment on land degradation and restoration.

One of the most important phases in drafting assessments is the period in which they are opened for external review by any interested experts, ranging from scientists and decision-makers, to practitioners and the holders of indigenous and local knowledge.