CALLS

 

CURRENT open CALLS 

 

Opportunities to contribute to review of First Order Drafts of two assessments:
  • External review of the First Order Drafts of the chapters of the IPBES Values Assessment (period 29 July - 22 September). Full announcement  here. We warmly welcome you to also share your review with the Belgian IPBES National Focal Point (h.eggermont@biodiversity.be) so that your valuable input can also be considered in our Government feedback. Please do so by 15 September, to allow for internal validation.
  • External review of the First Order Drafts of the chapters of the IPBES Sustainable Use Assessment (period 27 August - 20 October). Full announcement here. Same as above, your input in the Government feedback is welcome. Please send it to us by 10 October.
 
Call for nominations of experts to contribute to the scoping of two new, thematic assessments:
  • Call for nomination of experts to assist with the scoping of a thematic assessment of the underlying causes of biodiversity loss and the determinants of transformative change, i.e. IPBES Transformative Change Assessment. Full announcement hereDeadline for submitting applications is 15 October. (see more information below)
  • Call for nominations of experts to assist in the scoping of a thematic assessment of the interlinkages between biodiversity, water, food and health, i.e. the so-called IPBES Nexus Assessment. Full announcement here. Deadline for submitting applications is 15 October. (see more information below)
 
Online Conferences:
  • Opportunity to provide early input in the scoping of the IPBES Nexus Assessment, and the IPBES Transformative Change Assessment, through online conferences. Full announcement here. Tentative schedule: 30 September-2 October (online conference for the Nexus Assessment) and 9-11 October (online conference for the Transformative Change Assessment). These online conferences are a novelty to the scoping processes conducted by IPBES and are intended to give Governments and other stakeholders an opportunity to provide early input to the scoping process in order to increase the policy-relevance of the scoping reports. Each online conference will be held over three days and give an opportunity for participants to provide input regarding specific themes related to the respective assessment. More information on the online conferences will be made available shortly on the IPBES website. Participation in these online conferences will require participants to be registered users on the IPBES website. Registration for user accounts can be done on https://www.ipbes.net/user/register. The information collected during the online conferences will be provided to the groups of experts assisting with the scoping of the two assessments. In this context, please note that the calls for nominations for these experts are currently open (until 15 October 2019) - see above

 

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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