Call for Nominations: Experts for IPBES Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Assessment
The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is seeking experts with expertise relevant to a global assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem services in one or more disciplines within natural science, social science or humanities.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services is an intergovernmental organization established to strengthen the science-policy interface for biodiversity and ecosystem services for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, long-term human well-being and sustainable development. IPBES currently has close to 140 member countries. A large number of NGOs, organizations, conventions and civil society groupings also participate in the formal IPBES process as observers, with several thousand individual stakeholders, ranging from scientific experts to representatives of academic and research institutions, local communities and the private sector, contributing to and benefiting from IPBES’s work.
Please see below the following opportunities for involvement:
Those interest must be United States Citizens and should submit a CV and interest statement no greater than 400 words to email@example.com. Internal deadline for submission: October 27th, 2023
Nominated experts should have expertise specific to the task force to which they are being nominated – for example in the disciplines of natural science, social science, the humanities, or Indigenous and local knowledge systems. Nominated experts may be academics, policy experts and/or practitioners who come from qualified national, regional and international scientific organizations, centres of excellence and institutions.
Call for nominations of experts to IPBES Task Forces
IPBES task forces develop guidance on specific topics related to their area of work.
1. A task force on capacity-building (see here for more information);
2. A task force on data and knowledge management (see here for more information);
3. A task force on Indigenous and local knowledge (see here for more information);
4. A task force on scenarios and models (see here for more information).
Call for nominations for scoping experts for the second global assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem services
IPBES performs regular and timely assessments of knowledge on biodiversity and ecosystem services and their interlinkages at the global level. Nominated experts should have expertise relevant to a global assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem services in one or more disciplines within natural science, social science or humanities. IPBES is, in particular, seeking experts with an interdisciplinary background with experience working at various scales (e.g., global, regional, subregional, national, and ecosystem-level scales). All nominated experts (Nominees) need to be available to attend the scoping meeting that is part of the scoping process, tentatively scheduled for March 2024. For more information please see the initial scoping report set out in annex II of document IPBES/10/10 (available here).
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