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Nomination open to IPBES

The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services (IPBES) invites interested researchers to nominate experts to be involved in the work of IPBES.
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Currently there is a call out for nominations of experts to 3 of the IPBES deliverables:

1) A set of regional and sub-regional assessments of biodiversity and ecosystem services implementing work programme deliverable 2b, including for:

  • A regional and subregional assessment for the Americas region involving up to 100 experts, with a first authors meeting scheduled for 20 -24 July 2015;
  • A regional and subregional assessment for the Africa region involving up to 100 experts, with a first authors meeting scheduled 3 -7 August 2015;
  • A regional and subregional assessment for the Asia and Pacific region involving up to 100 experts, with a first authors meeting scheduled 17 -21 August 2015;
  •  A regional and subregional assessment for Europe and Central Asia, involving up to 100 experts, with a first authors meeting scheduled 31 August – 4 September 2015.

2) A thematic assessment of land degradation and restoration, implementing work programme deliverable 3bi (Decision IPBES/3/1 Annex VIII), involving an expert group of up to 80 experts, with a first authors meeting scheduled 6 -10 July 2015; and

3) The scoping of a global assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem services for consideration by the Plenary at its 4th session, implementing work programme deliverable 2c, involving up to 20 experts. A scoping meeting is planned for 5 – 7 October 2015.

If you are interested please read the information carefully, nominate your-self by filling in the application at (http://www.ipbes.net/applicationform.html) at the latest March 23 (NB, time instruction by the Swedish EPA!).
Note that the Nominating Government or Organisation (Nominator) is Sweden and the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency.

Please also contact Katarina Hedlund (Katarina.hedlund [at] biol.lu.se) in BECCs board.

What is IPBES?

More information about IPBES: www.ipbes.net

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