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Published: May 5, 2014

IPBES seeks regional experts

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The new Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is seeking experts to scope regional and sub-regional assessments and an assessment of land degradation and restoration. Deadline for applications 24 May.


IPBES has published a call for participants to join expert groups to scope the following assessments:


1)      Regional and sub-regional assessments:

  • Expert group for Africa
  • Expert group for Asia and Pacific
  • Expert group for the Americas and the Caribbean
  • Expert group for Europe and Central Asia
  • Expert group for Antarctica (NB: Arctic regions will be integrated in relevant regional scoping meetings)

To promote integration across regions it is anticipated that a joint meeting of all these regional experts would take place at a single location (tentatively set in Nairobi) on 17-23 Aug 2014, including 2 days dedicated to capacity building.

2)      Thematic assessment of land degradation and restoration.  A scoping meeting is anticipated in the week commencing 8 September 2014.


Full details and access to application forms: http://www.ipbes.net/


DIVERSITAS is compiling nominations from organizations including IGBP on behalf of the International Council for Science (ICSU). If you would like to be considered fill in the online form on the IPBES website and send a copy of this form to DIVERSITAS director Anne-Helene Prieur-Richard.

anne-helene@diversitas-international.org


The deadline for applications is 25 May 2014. Please indicate the relevant work programme for the nominee. 

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