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The first order draft of the chapters of the thematic assessment of the interlinkages among biodiversity, water, food, and health (nexus assessment) will be open for external review from 9 January to 19 February 2023.

The first order draft of the thematic assessment of the underlying causes of biodiversity loss, determinants of transformative change, and options for achieving the 2050 vision for biodiversity (transformative change assessment) will be open for external review from 3 February to 17 March 2023.

A series of online dialogue workshops will be held to support the external reviews. The first external review is one of the most important phases in the IPBES assessment process.

The widest-possible participation and most diverse engagement of interested and qualified experts, including scientists, decision-makers, practitioners, those in the private sector, and other knowledge holders, is vital to ensure the scientific quality, credibility, and policy relevance of the two assessments. The MRI also encourages participation that can provide a mountains lens for these reviews.

Information on how to register as a reviewer and access the documents will be shared at the beginning of the respective review period for each assessment.

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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