Published: 11 Jan 2020

The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is calling for nominations to participate to its workshop on modelling Nature Futures Scenarios, and to assist with the scoping of a methodological assessment of business and biodiversity.

Methodological assessment of business and biodiversity

IPBES is looking for experts to assist with the scoping of a methodological assessment of business and biodiversity. This assessment is aimed at categorizing how businesses depend on, and impact, biodiversity and nature’s contributions to people and at identifying criteria and indicators for measuring that dependence and impact, taking into consideration how such metrics can be integrated into other aspects of sustainability.

Interested experts wishing to be nominated by a Government are encouraged to contact their IPBES National Focal Point regarding any country-specific processes or deadlines and are requested to fill out their application form by 25 January 2021. Nominators (Governments or organizations) should approve the applications and submit their nominations by 1 February 2021. Early nominations ahead of the deadline are encouraged.  Nominees are invited to fill out the application form and attach their curriculum vitae through the dedicated web portal.

All nominated experts need to be available to attend the scoping meeting that is part of the scoping process, tentatively scheduled for 26-30 April 2021.

IPBES Workshop on Modelling Nature Futures Scenarios

IPBES is looking for experts to contribute to its workshop on modelling Nature Futures Scenarios, taking place online from 12 to 15 January 2021. The objectives of this workshop are to introduce the Nature Futures Framework and help catalyze the development of scenarios and models for IPBES by communities that develop and apply models of different types, scales and domains relevant to biodiversity and ecosystem services.

Interested experts wishing to be nominated by a Government are encouraged to contact their IPBES National Focal Point regarding any country-specific processes or deadlines, and are requested to fill out their application form by 9 November 2020. Nominators (Governments or organizations) should approve the applications and submit their nominations by 16 November 2020. Organizations or institutions are also invited to make a nomination by 16 November.

All nominated experts will need to be available for the full duration of the online workshop, scheduled from 12 to 15 January 2021 and are expected to participate in the possible physical workshops later in 2021.