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This page holds information on PAST calls and opportunities from IPBES and related events. Please note that all of the opportunities on this page are now CLOSED but are maintained here to provide reference for those interested in the IPBES process.

 

 

Second Review by Governments and Experts Now Open for the IPBES Global Assessment

 

The IPBES global assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem services will be the first global snapshot of the state of the world’s biodiversity in more than a decade, since the release of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment.

The overall scope of the assessment is to assess the status and trends with regard to biodiversity and ecosystem services, the impact of biodiversity and ecosystem services on human well-being and the effectiveness of responses, including the Strategic Plan and its Aichi Biodiversity Targets. It is anticipated that this deliverable will contribute to the process for the evaluation and renewal of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity and its Aichi Biodiversity Targets.

 

Application process

If you would like to be an expert reviewer for the global assessment then please contact the IPBES Secretariat directly by following the steps given below.

1) Register as user of the IPBES website (http://www.ipbes.net/registration_global_fod) if you have not already done so.
 
2) Apply to become an IPBES external reviewer for individual chapters of the global assessment at http://www.ipbes.net/user/login?destination=registration_global_fod (this will only work when logged in first as IPBES website user).
 
3) Once registered, you will immediately receive an email providing confidential access to the draft chapters and will be rrequested to submit your comments in English using a template that is available on the same webpage.

The deadline for the chapters is 29 June 2018 and the deadline for the summary for policy makers is 09 July 2018.

If you would also like your comments to be included in the UK government response please email them to ipbes@jncc.gov.uk in the spreadsheet template provided. We need your comments by 22nd June 2018 in order to be included.


 

Scope of the three new assessments approved at IPBES-6

Following IPBES-6 in Medellin three assessments were approved by the Plenary to initiate in 2018 and 2019.

The Plenary in decision IPBES-6/1 approved:

·         the undertaking of a methodological assessment regarding the diverse conceptualization of multiple values of nature and its benefits, hereafter referred to as “the assessment on values”, following IPBES-6, for consideration by the Plenary at IPBES-9 (section VI, para 3);

·         the undertaking of a thematic assessment of the sustainable use of wild species following IPBES-6, for consideration by the Plenary by no later than IPBES-10 (section V, para 2);

·         the undertaking of a thematic assessment of invasive alien species, following IPBES-7, for consideration by the Plenary at IPBES-10 (section V, para 3).


 

Call for nomination of experts for two new IPBES assessments

 

Governments and other relevant stakeholders are invited to nominate experts for the assessment on values and the assessment of the sustainable use of wild species.

Expertise of candidates should match the needs of one of the two assessments, and be in line with the themes and skills required in the chapters of their respective scoping documents. Details of where to access these are in the document attached to this email.

Nominated experts should have expertise in one or more disciplines of natural science, social science or the humanities, be indigenous and local knowledge experts or have expertise in indigenous and local knowledge systems, or be policy experts and practitioners. All nominees should have experience in working within interdisciplinary, international and/or global contexts.

Nominated experts must be able to commit c.20% of their time to delivering the assessment over 3 years, with support from their institutions

All nominated experts need to be available to attend their respective assessment’s first author meeting, which are scheduled as follows (venues for these meetings will be communicated in due course):

 Assessment on values: 10-14 September 2018;

 Assessment of sustainable use of wild species: 24-28 September 2018.

 

Application process

  1. Nominees are invited to fill out the application form and attach their curriculum vitae through the dedicated web portal (To access this page, you will need to log in with your IPBES web site login credentials or Nominees not yet registered on the IPBES web site will need to do so by clicking on the "Create new account".)
  2. The nominating government or organization (Nominator) indicated by the Nominee will receive an email with a link to the nomination form and will be invited to approve and submit the nominations in the web portal.
  3. Nominators and Nominees will receive a confirmation via email once the nomination has been duly submitted.

This form includes a section titled “Details of Government/Organisation supporting your nomination”: Nominations can either be supported by government members of IPBES, or another stakeholder.  If you wish for Defra to support your nomination, you should complete Section B as follows:

 

·         Type of nomination body: Government

·         Name of country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

·         Position of contact person: UK IPBES National Focal Point

·         Full name (nominator): Natasha Lewis

·         E-mail (nominator): Natasha.Lewis@Defra.gsi.gov.uk

 

Your nomination will then be reviewed to ensure relevant experience and endorsed by Defra for onward transmission to the IPBES Secretariat.  Once your nomination has been endorsed, you will receive an automated confirmation.

All UK nominated experts selected by the MEP to assist in delivering of the IPBES work programme should try and identify their own sources of funding in order to attend IPBES meetings.  Defra has access to a limited resource to support attendance at IPBES meetings in 2018/19, and requests for funding should be made only where engagement is dependent on this support: Applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis (per meeting), and funding cannot be guaranteed for every meeting or for onwards years.  If applying for financial support to attend meetings, experts will need to set out what other sources of funding have bene considered. 

The deadline for filling out application forms is 1st June 2018. Experts will be informed of their selection in July 2018.


 

Call for nomination of fellows for two new IPBES assessments

 

In addition to the Experts referred to above, governments and relevant institutions and organisations have been invited to nominate Fellows to participate in these assessments.

The fellowship programme is targeted at early career experts who wish to gain experience by participating in the work of IPBES. More information can be found of the IPBES Fellowship Programme can be found here.

The same process to nomination of experts, funding and availability for meetings referred to above apply, however, the deadline for filling out application forms is the 8th June 2018.

 

Offers to host technical support units for three new IPBES assessments

 

The secretariat is issuing an open call for expressions of interest to provide technical support units (TSUs) for:

·         the methodological assessment on values;

·         the thematic assessment of the sustainable use of wild species; or

·         the thematic assessment of invasive alien species.

Application process

Governments or organisations interested in providing one of these technical support units are invited to send their offer, using the template provided here, to the Secretariat at secretariat@ipbes.net by 16th May 2018.

The offer should include specific information on:

·         the assessment for which the offer is being made;

·         background and relevance of the hosting institution to the assessment;

·         the administration and staffing of the technical support unit;

·         funding arrangements, including a budget detailing how the IPBES dedicated funds and the matching in-kind contribution from the host institution will be used.

The technical support units will be selected during the week of 25-29 June 2018.

 

A call for nominations for members of the review panel, to conduct the external element of the first review of IPBES, submissions by 2 January 2018.

The members of the panel will be selected in response to these criteria  by the Bureau in consultation with the Multidisciplinary Expert Panel. In addition, candidates should be made aware that this work will represent a significant involvement, estimated to be around 20% of their time, for the period March 2018-May 2019, including attending three to four meetings between March 2018 and May 2019. IPBES will provide financial support to cover travel expenses of all members of the review panel, but will not provide any honorarium.

The review panel will receive the administrative support of a professional organisation, which is being recruited through a separate call.

Candidates should fill in the online application form https://goo.gl/9tNzbz. Once candidates have submitted their information, the focal point of the nominating IPBES member or organisation will be notified and required to finalise the nomination on behalf of the IPBES member government or organisation through the online system. IPBES members and stakeholders are asked to kindly forward the link to the online system  to the candidates they would like to nominate.

The deadline for nominations is 2 January 2018.

 

Co-ordination of the external element of the IPBES review

IPBES has requested expressions of interest from organisations  interested in co-ordinating the external element of the first review of IPBES (Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services).

The IPBES Plenary, at its 5th session (March 2017) approved terms of reference for the review of IPBES at the end of its first work programme (Decision IPBES-5/2). The external element of the review will begin in March 2018, subject to the availability of funds, with the sixth session of the IPBES Plenary, and end in May 2019, at the seventh session of the Plenary.

The review will evaluate:
   (a) Implementation of the four functions of IPBES;
   (b) Application of the operating principles of IPBES;
   (c) Effectiveness of the procedures for the development of IPBES deliverables;
   (d) Effectiveness of the institutional arrangements of IPBES;
   (e) Effectiveness of the IPBES task forces and expert groups;
   (f)  Effectiveness of the implementation of the financial and budgetary arrangements;
   (g) Effectiveness of processes for stakeholder engagement and communication.

The review will be used as the basis for the development of a second work programme for IPBES with lessons learned from the implementation of the first work programme and recommendations that will enable IPBES to strengthen implementation of its four functions and, ultimately, its effectiveness as a science-policy interface.

The external element of the review will be conducted by a review panel comprising up to 10 reviewers, which is the object of a parallel call (EM/2017/31). The review will be coordinated by the external professional organization, which is the object of this call.

The external professional organisation should meet the following criteria:
   (a) Relevant qualifications to conduct institutional reviews at the global level;
   (b) Demonstrated track record in working with science-policy interfaces and in understanding the roles and functions of a global environmental assessment process in general and of IPBES, in particular.
 
The Plenary, at its 5th session, approved an estimated budget  for the coordination of the review (see annex to Decision IPBES-5/2), but the availability of funds is subject to the approval of the revised 2018 budget for IPBES at the 6th session of the Plenary in March 2018. The amount of $63,160 corresponding to administrative support to the review would be made available to the professional organisation to cover its administrative costs for the review.

The review period would begin at the 6th session of the Plenary in March 2018 and end at its 7th session in May 2019.

Organisations are requested to express their interest by 2 January 2018 by filling in the online application form https://goo.gl/Mw6Eu6, indicating relevant qualifications of the organisation, its plans for supporting the review as well as a detailed plan on how the funds, if approved by the sixth session of the Plenary, would be used ($63,170). IPBES members and stakeholders are invited to forward this call to any qualified organizations.

 

Consultation on Second Order Draft (SODs) and Summary for Policy Makers of the Regional Assessments

 

The SODs and Summaries for Policy Makers of the Regional Assessments of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services for Africa, Asia-Pacific and Europe and Central Asia and the Thematic Assessment of Land Degradation and Restoration expert consultations ran until 26 June 2017. The Americas Assessment consultation period runs from 29 May - 24 July. To take part in the consultation, create an account on the IPBES website and sign up to the review process.

 

Second Order Draft Consultations are fundamental to ensuring the scientific credibility and accuracy of the IPBES process and outputs and we would encourage you to review these releases. Outline structures of the Regional Assessments and the Land Degradation Assessment are available - contact us here for more information. 

 

We encourage you to contribute to the reviews by sending your responses directly to the Secretariat. If you think your comments would be useful for developing the UK’s official response please send it to us here at JNCC as we will be working directly with Defra on the response. Note that IPBES will only accept comments in the spreadsheet template provided on the IPBES website

 

Invitation for External Review of First Order Draft Assessments

Expert reviewers are currently being sought for the First Order Draft reviews of the IPBES Thematic Assessment on Land Degradation and Restoration, and the four regional assessments on biodiversity and ecosystem services: Africa; Americas; Asia Pacific; and, Europe and Central Asia.

 

Thematic Assessment on Land Degradation and Restoration

The assessment of land degradation and restoration is to cover the global status of and trends in land degradation, by region and land cover type; the effect of degradation on biodiversity values, ecosystem services and human well-being; and the state of knowledge, by region and land cover type, of ecosystem restoration extent and options. The assessment would enhance the knowledge base for policies for addressing land degradation, desertification and the restoration of degraded land.

 

Regional assessments on biodiversity and ecosystem services

IPBES is to perform regular and timely assessments of knowledge on biodiversity and ecosystem services and their inter-linkages at regional levels and  will therefor prepare a set of regional assessments. The overall aim will be to assess the status and trends of biodiversity and ecosystem services, the impact of biodiversity and ecosystem services on human well-being and the effectiveness of responses, including the Strategic Plan and its Aichi Biodiversity Targets and the national biodiversity strategies and action plans. The assessments are also to identify the need for capacity, knowledge and policy support tools.

 

Registration

Please be aware that the first order drafts are confidential. This means that the registration process is as follows:

1.     Login as a user on the IPBES website or register for a new user account if you do not have one yet.

2.     Register here to become an expert reviewer.

3.     The secretariat will review your application and you will be granted access within 48hrs

4.     Once your application has been reviewed, you will be able to access the chapters which you have signed up to review at this address: http://www.ipbes.net/fod-assessments

Registration opened on 30 May and the review ran for six weeks to 11 July.

 

 

First Order Draft Consultation on Global Assessment of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

The Global Assessment of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services FOD consultation runs from 15 June - 15 August and experts are sought to review and provide comment on the assessment. The assessment assesses status and trends with regard to biodiversity and ecosystem services, the impact of biodiversity and ecosystem services on human well-being and the effectiveness of responses, including the Strategic Plan and its Aichi Biodiversity Targets. It is anticipated that this deliverable will contribute to the process for the evaluation and renewal of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity and its Aichi Biodiversity Targets.

 

To sign up to review the global assessment, follow these steps:

1) Register as user of the IPBES website if you have not already done so.
 
2) Apply to become an IPBES external reviewer for individual chapters of the global assessment at http://www.ipbes.net/registration-first-external-review-global-assessment  (this will only work when logged in first as IPBES website user).
 
3) Once registered, you will immediately receive an email providing confidential access to the draft chapters and will be requested to submit your comments in English using a template that is available on the same webpage.

 

Fourth Call for Experts: The Global Assessment on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services and the workshop to further scope the thematic assessment on the Sustainable Use of Biodiversity, and IPBES Fellowship Pilot Programme

 

Following the fourth Plenary of IPBES, in February 2016 (http://www.ipbes.net/plenary/ipbes-4) the IPBES Secretariat issued a call for experts to participate in the preparation of Platform deliverables, as agreed at that meeting:

i. The Global Assessment on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
This assessment, to be delivered in 2019, will critically assess the state of knowledge on past, present and possible future trends in multi-scale interactions between people and nature.  It will examine the status, trends (past and future), direct and indirect drivers of change, values and response options regarding nature (including biodiversity and the structure and functioning of ecosystems on land and in inland waters, coastal zones and global oceans), nature’s benefits to people (including ecosystem goods and services), and the links between them.  

 

ii.  The workshop to further scope the thematic assessment on the Sustainable Use of Biodiversity

IPBES-4 reviewed the proposed scope of the assessment on Sustainable Use of Biodiversity, arising from an online scoping exercise in 2015, and available here, this proposed an assessment of the various approaches to sustainable use of wild species, and options to strengthen related capacities and tools, noting that human use of wild species is a dominant driver of changes in biodiversity.  It was suggested the assessment focus on practices and measures for the use of wild species that enhance sustainability, taking an integrative approach, and examine the range of governance regimes, practices and approaches aimed at promoting the sustainable use of wild species.

IPBES members took the decision that this assessment requires further scoping by experts prior to delivery, and that given the complexities of the assessment, that this was best done at a face-to-face workshop, rather than via online means.  This workshop will therefore refine the proposed scope for consideration by the next Plenary in 2017.

 

IPBES Fellowship Pilot Programme

In addition to the Experts referred to above, governments and relevant institutions and organizations were invited to nominate fellows to the IPBES Fellowship Pilot Programme, to participate in the Global Assessment on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. Further details on the nomination process and fellowship programme can found here

The deadline for submitting the online application form was 5 May 2016. 

 

Invitation for comments on CBD SBSTTA-17 papers

The 17th meeting of the CBD’s Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA-17) will be held on 14-18th October and will address the following issues:

  • Policy support tools and methodologies developed or used under the Convention and their adequacy, impact and gaps      
  • The adequacy of observations, and of data systems, for monitoring the biodiversity attributes addressed in the Aichi Targets and the use and development of indicators for the Aichi Targets      
  • Scientific and technical needs related to the implementation of the Strategic Plan and to each of the Aichi Targets
  • New and emerging issues relating to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity       
  • Assessing the effects of the types of measures taken in accordance with the provisions of the Convention. 
  • Contribution of the Convention to the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) intersessional process. 

Unlike previous SBSTTA meetings no draft recommendations are available at this stage but we are seeking comments from stakeholders on the Secretariat’s papers on adequacy of policy support tools, observations, data systems and indicators and on scientific and technical needs.

Defra have produced a consultation document that contains links to the SBSTTA papers and may assist stakeholders focus their comments, which will be used to inform the position of the UK Government at the SBSTTA-17 meeting.

The consultation document can be downloaded here.

This consultation closed on Wednesday 2nd October 2013

 

UK IPBES Stakeholder Event, JNCC, Peterborough, 9th July 2013

Defra and JNCC are hosting a meeting on 9th July 2013 to discuss responses to a series of consultation documents from the IPBES Secretariat. The meeting will consider the documents covering the draft work programme for IPBES for the period 2014-2018, including the prioritized lists of requests put to the Platform, and the draft Stakeholder Engagement Strategy for supporting the implementation of the work programme for IPBES.

These documents will be published by the IPBES Secretariat on 17th June 2013– see here for more details. The outcomes of this meeting will be used to develop the UK’s response to the consultations and feed into the Pan-European stakeholder conference to support the inter-sessional process of IPBES, between 16-18 July in Leipzig, see here for more details. 

 

Expert Meeting Identifying Scientific and Technical Needs Related to the CBD and IPBES, JNCC, Peterborough, 18th March 2013

A decision at CBD COP11set out a process for collecting information on the identification of  scientific and technical needs related to the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and its Aichi Targets. As part of this information collecting process the CBD issued a request for information from Parties.

Defra and JNCC arranged a meeting of experts to gather a wide range of views and opinions on the scientific and technical needs related to the CBD and IPBES.  The meeting took the form of a workshop, broken down into working groups, considering the CBD Strategic Plan Goals and the needs of IPBES. 

The meetings outcomes have been used to identify priority scientific and technical needs to support implementation of the CBD Strategic Plan for Biodiversity, strategic priorities for assessments, policy support tools, and capacity building that might be submitted as requests to IPBES.

The response to Notification (SCBD/STTM/DC/ac/81207) on identification of scientific and technical needs related to the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and its Aichi Biodiversity Targets can be viewed here.

The report on requests to IPBES on scientific and technical matters can be viewed here.

 

IPBES UK Multidisciplinary Expert Panel (MEP) nominee selection

It was agreed by an intergovernmental meeting in Panama City, Panama in April 2012 that the Platform would be supported by a Multidisciplinary Expert Panel (MEP) that will advise on the scientific and technical functions of the Platform.

The UK Government wishes to thank all those who expressed interest in a potential nomination by the UK to serve on the Platform’s interim MEP in an independent expert capacity. A shortlist of potential UK nominees has now been drawn up for consultations within the UN region of Western Europe and Other Group, and subject to agreement by the Platform’s 1st Plenary meeting in January 2013. 

The successful UK potential nominees for the MEP are Professor James Bullock, Professor Iain Gordon, Professor Edward Maltby, Professor Dominic Moran, Professor Ken Norris.

All nominations for the MEP can be viewed on the IPBES website here

 

Guidance on the Anticipated Process for Selection by the Plenary of Bureau and MEP Officers

In order to provide further guidance on the anticipated process for selection by the Plenary of Bureau and MEP officers, guidance note have been prepared to assist Members of the Platform with further regional consultations and discussions, including those planned during the one day regional consultations on January 20th, the day before the opening of IPBES-1. 

The guidance note will be made available in all UN languages; the English version is available here.  It is also understood that some informal regional consultations on the Bureau and MEP nominations might also take place in the margins of CBD CoP11 (where there will also be a side event on IPBES at 13h15 on Thursday 11th October).

 

Intersessional Process Comments Available

IPBES Members and Observers have submitted their comments on the on the various intersessional elements.  These comments are being used as the basis for the preparation of working and information documents for IPBES-1.   All comments are available to view online.

 

UK Stakeholder Consultation:  UK Stakeholder consultation on IPBES Conceptual Framework and the Regional Structure and composition of the Multidisciplinary Expert Panel

Governments, MEAs and other stakeholders have been asked to submit views to support the development of a Conceptual Framework to guide the delivery of IPBES and to consider the regional structure and composition of the Multidisciplinary Expert Panel

The UK will develop a response to the IPBES Interim Secretariat consultations and would like to take into consideration the views of UK stakeholders on these issues.   This on-line consultation covers both the Conceptual Framework and the regional structure of the MEP. The first section covers broad issues to be discussed under the Conceptual Framework. There are then additional questions on more specific elements of the Conceptual Framework. The second section contains questions relating to the regional structure of the MEP.

Associated documents:

Stakeholder consultation document.

Information paper on the development of a Conceptual Framework.

Information paper on the regional structure and composition of the Multidisciplinary Expert Panel

 

 

Inter-sessional process preparing for the first plenary meeting of the Platform

The IPBES was established in Panama City on 21 April 2012, UNEP, acting as the interim IPBES Secretariat has recently wrote to Ministers outlining the work required before the first plenary meeting of the Platform in early 2013.  To assist UK stakeholders to engage with this process the following events and consultations were organised.  More details about these consultations are available here

 

UK Stakeholder Consultation:  Receiving and prioritising requests from Governments and determining the scoping process for assessments

Governments, MEAs and other stakeholders were asked to submit views on the process by which requests might be received and prioritised by the plenary and to submit views on the process that should be followed for scoping assessments and other activities of the platform.

UK response can be viewed here.

 

Meeting on receiving and prioritising requests from Governments and determining the scoping process for assessments

A meeting took place on 31st July in London (at Defra, Nobel House) at 2 – 4.30 pm. A draft annotated agenda for the meeting and a package of background papers has been made available for download.

 

UK Stakeholder Consultation:  Capacity building needs and activities

Capacity building needs and activities have already undergone some discussion in the build up to the establishment of IPBES. Governments were invited to submit proposals on both capacity building needs and suggestions for activities and partnerships that might address those needs. 

UK response can be viewed here.

 

Meeting on Capacity building needs and activities

Defra, JNCC, UNEP-WCMC and RBG Kew hosted a meeting in Cambridge on 2 August 2012 to discuss capacity building needs and activities.  A draft annotated agenda for the meeting is available.  .

 

 


 

Consultation: UK stakeholder consultation on advance papers for the second session of the IPBES Plenary

 

Following completion of the intersessional process established at the first IPBES Plenary, advance versions of some of the papers for the second session in Panama in April 2012 are now available on the IPBES website second-session page

In preparation for the second session, we invite any additional views specifically on the possible elements of the work programme (UNEP/IPBES.MI/2/2) and the functions and structures of bodies that might be established under an IPBES (UNEP/IPBES.MI/2/3).  Comments will be considered in finalising the UK government position, which will then inform the EU position taken to the second Plenary.

Please send any comments by e-mail to to reach us no later than 1700 on the 15th March 2012

 


 

Consultation:  UK stakeholder consultation on the possible scope of the IPBES Work Programme and Governance Structures

Following the 1st IPBES Plenary in early October 2011, governments have been invited to submit proposals for the IPBES Work Programme to UNEP by the 15th December 2011. 

 

To meet this deadline, the EU Member States have agreed a programme of activity to develop and agree a response by 1st December.  An analysis of options for implementing the Work Programme will be undertaken by the European Commission on the basis of the options considered by the first Plenary and an additional UNEP paper to be published at the end of October.  Member States have been requested to submit proposals to support this analysis by mid-November.

 

In addition, proposals for agreeing governance structures are in preparation for consideration at the 2nd Plenary in April 2012. The proposals include scientific subsidiary bodies and working groups.

 

UK Stakeholders are invited to contribute; your comments will be collated and analysed to inform the UK government contribution to the EU and UNEP processes.

 

How to respond:

All responses should be sent by e-mail by 1700 on 4th November 2011.  CONSULTATION CLOSED

 

Commenting on the Work Programme:

  1. You can download a tabulation of all the UNEP options (produced by the European Commission) and add comments alongside all or some of the proposed activities. Additional activities can also be added. This should then be saved with your name in the file title and submitted;
  2. Or, you can download the UK consultation questionnaire, add comments, save with your name in the file title and submit;
  3. Or, you can provide general commentary on activities.

 

Commenting on Governance Structures:

  1. You can provide views on the current proposals, which are summarised in an information paper.

 

Information on the outcomes of the 1st Plenary is available on the IPBES website, along with various relevant information papers

 

 
 
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UK IPBES Workshop

 

JNCC and Defra jointly hosted a workshop on 5 July 2011 in London.  The objective of the workshop was to ensure the UK government liaises in an appropriate way with the UK biodiversity science and policy community before the first IPBES plenary session in October 2011. The workshop focussed on

  • focus on how to engage the UK science/policy community with the four identified functions of IPBES,
  • seek to determine how best to ensure future engagement between scientists (social and natural), UK Government (across Whitehall) and other national stakeholders including NGOs and business),
  • produce outcomes that will help frame policy discussions with other EU Member States, and
  • ensure that UK and EU positions at the plenary session are based on a sound understanding of global evidence needs on biodiversity and ecosystem services.

 

 
 
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Download papers from UK Stakeholder Workshop 5 July 2011

 

 

Presentations:

 

Background information and past paper relating to IPBES >>>

 

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Updated: 02/12/2016