CALLS

 

CURRENT open CALLS 

Call for nominations of experts to assist with the scoping of a thematic assessment of the underlying causes of biodiversity loss and the determinants of transformative change and options for achieving the 2050 Vision for Biodiversity (“the assessment on transformative change”).

Nominated experts should have expertise in one or more disciplines within natural science, social science or humanities, or in indigenous and local knowledge systems, or be policy experts and practitioners. The IPBES Secretariat strongly encourages nominations to reflect this broad range of expertise and encourages nominations of experts with inter- and multi-disciplinary expertise. Expertise beyond the natural sciences is essential for this assessment. IPBES is seeking, in particular, experts, practitioners or policy experts with a background and experience in social sciences (e.g. behavioural economics, political ecology, development studies), in socioecological integrative approaches (e.g. global change research), in the humanities (e.g. cultural ecological research), in psychology and behavioral sciences, in biophysical sciences (e.g. conservation biology, ecology, climate science), in applied sciences and technology (e.g. forestry, agro-ecology, conservation agriculture) and environmental management.

All nominated experts (Nominees) need to be available to attend the scoping meeting that is part of the scoping process, tentatively scheduled as follows: 21-24 April 2020.
Nominees are invited to fill out the application form and attach their curriculum vitae, through the dedicated web portal at https://www.ipbes.net/application-form-experts-assist-scoping-transformative-change-assessment. (To access this page, you will need to log in with your IPBES web site login credentials or Nominees not yet registered on the IPBES web site will need to do so by clicking on "Create new account".) Please note that the nomination form is in English only and applications should be submitted in English, as the assessment process will be conducted in English.
 
Interested Belgian experts wishing to be nominated by the Government are encouraged to contact us, IPBES Belgian National Focal Point (h.eggermont@biodiversity.be) regarding any country-specific processes or deadlines and are requested to fill out their application form by 15 October 2019.
 
 
 
 
Call for nominations of experts to assist with the scoping of a thematic assessment of the interlinkages among biodiversity, water, food and health.
 
The thematic assessment of the interlinkages among biodiversity, water, food and health will use a nexus approach to examine the strong interlinkages among the Sustainable Development Goals related to food and water security, health for all, protecting biodiversity on land and in the oceans and combating climate change, among others. Interlinkages take various forms, including synergies, co-benefits and trade-offs. The challenge is to achieve good health for all with food and water security, including through the enhanced use of biodiversity, without adversely impacting biodiversity, water quality or climate and in the context of global change, including climate change.

Addressing the nature of the interlinkages between biodiversity and other relevant issues reflected in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development may advance the understanding of biodiversity-related impacts, dependencies, synergies and trade-offs across the Sustainable Development Goals and of options for integrated and cross-sectoral approaches to achieving this Agenda.

Nominated experts should have expertise in one or more disciplines within natural science, social science or humanities, or in indigenous and local knowledge systems, or be policy experts or practitioners. The IPBES Secretariat strongly encourages nominations of experts to reflect this broad range of expertise and encourages nominations of experts with inter- and multi-disciplinary expertise. Expertise beyond the natural sciences is essential given the fact that this assessment would identify and assess the full range of multi-sectoral response options. IPBES is seeking, in particular, experts, practitioners or policy experts knowledgeable on interlinkages between: biodiversity and agriculture/food, aquaculture, animal production and nutrition; biodiversity and human physical and mental health and infectious diseases; biodiversity and water quality; biodiversity and climate mitigation and adaptation; and experts knowledgeable on multiple interactions among these issues. 

All nominated experts (Nominees) need to be available to attend the scoping meeting that is part of the scoping process, tentatively scheduled for 24-27 March 2020.

Nominees are invited to fill out the application form and attach their curriculum vitae, through the dedicated web portal at https://www.ipbes.net/application-form-experts-assist-scoping-ipbes-nexus-assessment(To access this page, you will need to log in with your IPBES web site login credentials or Nominees not yet registered on the IPBES web site will need to do so by clicking on "Create new account".) Please note that the nomination form is in English only and applications should be submitted in English, as the assessment process will be conducted in English.

Interested Belgian experts wishing to be nominated by the Government are encouraged to contact us, IPBES Belgian National Focal Point (h.eggermont@biodiversity.be) regarding any country-specific processes or deadlines and are requested to fill out their application form by 15 October 2019.

More information on this call: https://www.ipbes.net/sites/default/files/call_for_nominations_nexus_assessment_en.pdf

 


 

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