The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) announces the date for the external review of the draft scoping reports for the IPBES nexus and transformative change assessments / online meeting.

 The draft scoping reports for the nexus assessment (thematic assessment of the interlinkages among biodiversity, water, food and health in the context of climate change) and for the transformative change assessment (thematic assessment of the underlying causes of biodiversity loss, determinants of transformative change and options for achieving the 2050 vision for biodiversity) will be open for external review as follows:

Nexus assessment
5 June 2020 – 31 July 2020 (8 weeks)

Transformative change assessment      
3 July 2020 – 28 August 2020 (8 weeks)

The aim of this review is to increase the policy relevance of these future assessments by engaging Governments and stakeholders early in the process of defining the policy questions that these assessments will address. Information on how to register as a reviewer and access the documents will be shared in the beginning of the review periods.

In order to assist IPBES national focal points with the submission of their review comments, a virtual meeting for focal points will be held from 6 to 10 July 2020 in the context of the capacity-building work of IPBES. At that meeting, scoping experts will present the draft reports and participants will have the opportunity to interact with them. Information on how to submit comments will be discussed and shared among participants.

Stay up-to-date with further information on registration for the meeting and the meeting agenda via the IPBES official website.

See the Official Announcement

 About the IPBES

The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is an independent intergovernmental body established by States 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. It was established in Panama City, on 21 April 2012 by 94 Governments.  It is not a United Nations body.  However, at the request of the IPBES Plenary and with the authorization of the UNEP Governing Council in 2013, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) provides secretariat services to IPBES.  Read more about IPBES here.

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