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Call for comments on the guide for assessments, on work on diverse conceptualizations of values and on policy support tools and methodologies

2015, February 26 - 22:18

The secretariat would like to invite comments on the ongoing work on the guide for assessments (Deliverable 2a), on diverse conceptualizations of values (Deliverable 3d) and on policy support tools and methodologies (Deliverable 4c). The documents and the templates for comments’ submission are available here. Comments should be sent to secretariat@ipbes.net by 31 March 2015.

Call for nomination of experts

2015, February 6 - 19:19

The Chair of IPBES in a letter dated 5 February 2015 has called for nominations for experts for: 1) the regional and sub-regional assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem services (Deliverable 2b); 2) the thematic assessment of land degradation and restoration (Deliverable 3bi); 3) the scoping for a global assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem services. Interested experts (Nominees) are requested to fill out their application on-line no later than 31 March 2015. Nominators (governments or organisations) should submit approved applications by 5 April 2015. All necessary information related to the nomination procedure can be found in the letter and in the application form.

Nominated and selected experts should refer to the brief guideline with information on the expected workload, selection criteria, responsibilities, time commitment and availability of support.

Call for nomination of experts

2015, February 6 - 19:19

The Chair of IPBES in a letter dated 5 February 2015 has called for nominations for experts for: 1) the regional and sub-regional assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem services (Deliverable 2b); 2) the thematic assessment of land degradation and restoration (Deliverable 3bi); 3) the scoping for a global assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem services. Interested experts (Nominees) are requested to fill out their application on-line no later than 31 March 2015. Nominators (governments or organisations) should submit approved applications by 5 April 2015. All necessary information related to the nomination procedure can be found in the letter and in the application form.

Nominated and selected experts should refer to the brief guideline with information on the expected workload, selection criteria, responsibilities, time commitment and availability of support.

Thematic assessment of pollinators, pollination and food production and Policy support tools and methodologies for scenario analysis and modelling of biodiversity and ecosystem services First Order Draft (review by experts) – Available 19 January 2015.

2015, January 19 - 19:18

Both IPBES reports are in the draft phases of development. As part of the open, transparent and collaborative process towards the development of these reports, we have the pleasure of informing you that there will be a First Order Draft  for review by experts, starting January 19 and ending on March 2, 2015 for Deliverable 3a) Thematic assessment of pollinators, pollination and food production and Deliverable 3c) Policy support tools and methodologies for scenario analysis and modelling of biodiversity and ecosystem services. This process complies with the rules and procedures outlined in IPBES 2/17 - 3.6.4.1- First Review (by experts). The best efforts were made to invite Expert Reviewers with appropriate yet diverse scientific, technical and socio-economic backgrounds while simultaneously taking into consideration geographic and gender balance. In addition, IPBES invites all prospective expert reviewers with relevant expertise and/or publications to become an expert reviewer and register for either report. Registration for Deliverable 3a can be found here and a registration form for Deliverable 3c can be requested by sending an e-mail to the Technical Support Unit.

After the closing of the First Order Draft (Review by Experts) in February, all names of Expert Reviewers will be published on the website and acknowledged in the Annexes of each report. 

Thematic assessment of pollinators, pollination and food production and Policy support tools and methodologies for scenario analysis and modelling of biodiversity and ecosystem services First Order Draft (review by experts) – Available 19 January 2015.

2015, January 19 - 19:18

Both IPBES reports are in the draft phases of development. As part of the open, transparent and collaborative process towards the development of these reports, we have the pleasure of informing you that there will be a First Order Draft  for review by experts, starting January 19 and ending on March 2, 2015 for Deliverable 3a) Thematic assessment of pollinators, pollination and food production and Deliverable 3c) Policy support tools and methodologies for scenario analysis and modelling of biodiversity and ecosystem services. This process complies with the rules and procedures outlined in IPBES 2/17 - 3.6.4.1- First Review (by experts). The best efforts were made to invite Expert Reviewers with appropriate yet diverse scientific, technical and socio-economic backgrounds while simultaneously taking into consideration geographic and gender balance. In addition, IPBES invites all prospective expert reviewers with relevant expertise and/or publications to become an expert reviewer and register for either report. Registration for Deliverable 3a can be found here and a registration form for Deliverable 3c can be requested by sending an e-mail to TSU-IPBES.scenarios@pbl.nl .

After the closing of the First Order Draft (Review by Experts) in February, all names of Expert Reviewers will be published on the website and acknowledged in the Annexes of each report. 

IPBES forges ahead with its mission

2015, January 19 - 17:53

At its third plenary session, IPBES agreed to initiate a set of regional assessments in Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, and Europe and Central Asia. These assessments will be a vital contribution for a planned global assessment to be completed by 2019. As mentioned in the press release that was issued after the third plenary session, around 700 delegates from over 270 governments, scientific organizations, civil society and the private sector attended the Platform’s third meeting, which was held from 12 to 17 January 2015 in Bonn, Germany. IPBES Member States present at the meeting adopted a conflict of interest policy and a stakeholder engagement strategy and approved the guidance on strategic partnerships and other collaborative arrangements.

IPBES forges ahead with its mission

2015, January 19 - 17:53

At its third plenary session, IPBES agreed to initiate a set of regional assessments in Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, and Europe and Central Asia. These assessments will be a vital contribution for a planned global assessment to be completed by 2019. As mentioned in the press release that was issued after the third plenary session, around 700 delegates from over 270 governments, scientific organizations, civil society and the private sector attended the Platform’s third meeting, which was held from 12 to 17 January 2015 in Bonn, Germany. IPBES Member States present at the meeting adopted a conflict of interest policy and a stakeholder engagement strategy and approved the guidance on strategic partnerships and other collaborative arrangements.

IPBES Conceptual Framework published in two journals

2015, January 14 - 18:48

The IPBES Conceptual Framework has just been published in two articles: a short article in Plos Biology provides an overview and showcases the Conceptual Framework's importance for IPBES and the wider community, while an extended article in Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability contains the Conceptual Framework in full detail, with background and examples.

IPBES Conceptual Framework published in two journals

2015, January 14 - 18:48

The IPBES Conceptual Framework has just been published in two articles: a short article in Plos Biology provides an overview and showcases the Conceptual Framework's importance for IPBES and the wider community, while an extended article in Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability contains the Conceptual Framework in full detail, with background and examples.