Review – en uge tilbage: Global assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem services

The first review (by experts) of the IPBES global assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem services draft chapters will close on 15 August 2017.

If you wish to be an expert reviewer for the IPBES global assessment:

One of the most important phases in the IPBES assessment process is the external review by interested and qualified experts, including scientists, decision makers, practitioners and other knowledge holders. You still have time to contribute to the global assessment review process!

This is the first global assessment since the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment that will provide decision makers with the state of knowledge regarding the planet’s biodiversity, ecosystems and the contributions they provide to people, as well as the options to protect and use these natural assets more sustainably. Furthermore, the global assessment will provide vital data to assess progress against the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

To access the drafts of the global assessment, please follow these easy steps:

1) Register as user of the IPBES website (http://www.ipbes.net/registration_global_fod) if you have not already done so.

2) Apply to become an IPBES external reviewer for individual chapters of the global assessment at http://www.ipbes.net/user/login?destination=registration_global_fod (this will only work when logged in first as IPBES website user).

3) Once registered, you will immediately receive an email providing confidential access to the draft chapters and will be requested to submit your comments in English using a template that is available on the same webpage.

If you have already signed up as an external reviewer:

Thank you for registering to participate in the first review (by experts), thereby contributing to the high standards of IPBES assessments. If you haven’t already done so, we kindly remind you to review the drafts and submit your substantive comments to hien.ngo@ipbes.net.

Please bear in mind that all review comments must be submitted by the deadline of 15 August, using the official template for review comments, which is available on the website containing the draft chapters.

In order to make the strongest impact worldwide and reach the widest-possible range of experts from your country, institutions and/or networks, IPBES Denmark would like to request your help in spreading the news about the review to any of your colleagues who may also wish to participate. The more diverse the engagement, the greater the credibility, legitimacy and policy relevance of the assessment.

Thank you again for your interest in IPBES and assistance in strengthening the IPBES global assessment.

 

Review: Global assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem services

Scientists and experts are invited to participate in the first external review of the chapters of the landmark IPBES global assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem services, from 15 June until 15 August, 2017.

This assessment will be the first global snapshot of the state of the world’s biodiversity in more than a decade, since the release of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. The global assessment will provide decision makers with the state of knowledge regarding the planet’s biodiversity, ecosystems and the benefits they provide to people, as well as the options to protect and use these natural assets more sustainably. Furthermore, the global assessment will provide vital data to assess progress against the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and the Sustainable Development Goals.

One of the most important phases in the IPBES assessment process is the external review by interested and qualified experts, including scientists, decision makers, practitioners and other knowledge holders. The widest-possible participation and most diverse engagement of experts in this first external review is vital to ensure the scientific quality and policy relevance of the global assessment.

The global IPBES assessment will be published in 2019 and a 2nd order review will take place during 2018.

If you would like to be an expert reviewer for the global assessment, please follow these easy steps:

  • Register as user of the IPBES website (http://www.ipbes.net/registration_global_fod) if you have not already done so.
  • Apply to become an IPBES external reviewer for individual chapters of theglobal assessment at http://www.ipbes.net/user/login?destination=registration_global_fod (this will only work when logged in first as IPBES website user).
  • Once registered, you will immediately receive an email providing confidential access to the draft chapters and will be requested to submit your comments in English using a template that is available on the same webpage.

Concurrently running are the external 2nd order reviews of other IPBES assessments for Africa, Asia-Pacific and Europe and Central Asia, and Land Degradation and Restoration (ending 26 June 2017) and the Americas regional assessment (ending 24 July 2017). This external review of the global assessment is a separate process, running in parallel to the others. Information on the review process on these regional and the thematic assessments can be found here: http://www.ipbes.dk/review-of-ipbes-assessments-open/.

Review: 5 Assessments – 4 on regions and 1 on land degradation and restoration

Review during May-June of five new biodiversity and ecosystem assessments from IPBES

IPBES in Denmark is pleased to inform that the period for the external review of the second order drafts of the thematic assessment report on land degradation and restoration and of the four regional assessments (Africa, Asia-Pacific, Americas, and Europe and Central Asia) on biodiversity and ecosystem services, as well as the first order drafts of their Summaries for Policymakers is fast approaching.


This external and open review period for in total five new IPBES assessments and associated Summaries for policymakers will take place over eight weeks in two overlapping “windows” this Spring:

From 1 May until 26 June 2017 for:
The land degradation and restoration assessment. The three sub-regional assessments for Africa, Asia-Pacific and Europe and Central Asia

From 29 May until 24 July 2017 for:
The sub-regional assessment for the Americas


The IPBES assessments are multi-disciplinary and include e.g. economy, environmental science, biology, social science, cultural studies etc. Thus, all relevant disciplines are invited to participate. The review process of IPBES is open to all: scientists, experts, NGOs and other stakeholders. Further information on the review process will by available on www.ipbes.net.

Read the full CALL from IPBES in Denmark here.

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