External Reviewers Sought for IPBES Global Assessment

crow IPBES assessmentsThe Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) invites experts to register to review its global assessment. 

The IPBES assessment will be the first global snapshot of the condition of the world’s biodiversity and ecosystems 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 their contributions 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. 

This call for reviewers applies to the assessment's second order chapter drafts and the first draft of the Summary for Policymakers. It is addressed to governments and interested and qualified experts, including scientists, decision-makers, practitioners, and knowledge holders. The review process is essential to ensure consistency and continuity after the first external comments have been addressed. Therefore, the widest possible participation and most diverse engagement of experts in this second external review is vital in order to ensure the scientific quality and policy relevance of the global assessment.

logo ipbes 0The MRI encourages the mountain research community to contribute to the review of content connected to biodiversity or ecosystem services in mountain regions. 

The period for this second external review of the global assessment is from 30 April until 29 June 2018.

To register as an expert reviewer for the IPBES global assessment, please visit the IPBES website.