IPBES Call for Nominations: Experts and Fellows to Shape Global Biodiversity and Ecosystem Initiatives
Global News
article written by MRI
19.10.23 | 08:10

The Mountain Research Initiative (MRI) encourages its network members to participate in the global efforts led by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).

These calls encompass several crucial initiatives, including a methodological assessment on monitoring biodiversity and nature’s contributions to people, a second global assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem services, and the implementation of workplans for IPBES objectives. With diverse opportunities for experts and fellows, IPBES is fostering global engagement to safeguard our planet’s future.

These opportunities include:

  • Experts for the Scoping of the Second Global Assessment (EM/2023/35) – Deadline: 12 November 2023
  • Experts for the IPBES Task Forces (EM/2023/37) – Deadline: 12 November 2023
    • Task Force on Capacity-Building (see here for more information);
    • Task Force on Data and Knowledge Management (see here for more information);
    • Task Force on Indigenous and Local Knowledge (see here for more information);
    • Task Force on Scenarios and Models (see here for more information);
  • Fellows for the Scenarios and Models Task Force (EM/2023/39) – Deadline: 19 December 2023
  • Experts for the Monitoring Assessment (EM/2023/36) – Deadline: 19 December 2023
  • Fellows for the Monitoring Assessment (EM/2023/38) – Deadline: 19 December 2023

Interested experts are encouraged to contact their IPBES National Focal Point regarding any country-specific processes or deadlines.

IPBES is also hosting an online dialogue on the nomination of experts and fellows on 26 October 2023, facilitating engagement among governments and stakeholders in the nomination process. Register by 20 October 2023 here.

Your contribution, including the unique perspective of a mountain lens, can play a pivotal role in defining the direction of biodiversity, ecosystem services, and the significance of nature to society.


Cover image by Anne Nygård