On 2 April 2014, IPBES issued the second call for nominations of experts through IPBES member governments and other relevant stakeholders to help implementing its first work programme 2014-2018. It is highly relevant to the experts within the IUCN's network, especially in the light of the Resolutions from the 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress on IPBES itself, and on IUCN’s role in the Platform.
The nominations are open for the participation in the following expert groups to:
- scope a set of regional and sub-regional assessments for Africa, Asia and Pacific, the Americas and the Caribbean, Europe and Central Asia, and Antarctica;
- scope a thematic assessment of land degradation and restoration.
All applications and nominations of experts to contribute to the above opportunities should be made online with CV attached through the dedicated web portal by 25 June 2014 at the very latest. Earlier nominations are encouraged and late nominations will not be considered. Self-nominations cannot be accepted. IUCN encourages its Members and Commission members to seek such nominations through IPBES member governments.
For further details and application process, please consult the full notification of the IPBES Chair here or visit the IPBES official website.
A subsequent call for nominations for experts to contribute to other work programme deliverables (including invasive alien species, and sustainable use of biodiversity) will be circulated by the IPBES Secretariat later this year.
The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) was established in 2012 as an independent intergovernmental body open to all member countries of the United Nations. The members are committed to building IPBES as the leading intergovernmental body for assessing the state of the planet's biodiversity, its ecosystems and the essential services they provide to society.