The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is currently running two calls for the nomination of experts to assist with the scoping of thematic assessments. These assessments are in response to the seventh IPBES Plenary session, which adopted "the rolling work programme of IPBES up to 2030". Included under this programme's first objective are the following two thematic assessments:
- The interlinkages among biodiversity, water, food and health
- The underlying causes of biodiversity loss and the determinants of transformative change and options for achieving the 2050 Vision for Biodiversity
Details on the specific focusses and aims for these assessments can be read in the text of calls documents.
The IPBES Multidisciplinary Expert Panel (MEP) has invited Governments and other stakeholders to nominate experts to assist with the scoping of this assessment. These nominated individuals should have expertise in one or more disciplines within natural science, social science or humanities, or in indigenous and local knowledge systems, or be policy experts or practitioners. All nominees must be available to attend the scoping meeting tentatively scheduled for 24-27 March 2020.
Interested experts should contact their IPBES National Focal Point and fill out their application form by 15 October 2019.
Nominators will have until 29 October 2019 to submit their nominations.