IPBES Launches External Review of its Draft Scoping Report for the Nexus Assessment and Requests Input from Technical Experts 

The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), the organization established to improve the interface between science and policy on issues of biodiversity and ecosystem services, welcomes input from technical experts on the draft scoping report of its nexus assessment.  The focus of the nexus assessment is to produce information needed to achieve the policy objectives of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Agreement, and the post-2020 biodiversity framework under the Convention on Biological Diversity by focusing on interlinkages among biodiversity, water, food and health in the context of climate change.

The goal for the review of the draft scoping document is to receive input to increase the policy relevance of the scoping report by defining the policy questions that this assessment will address early in the process. IPBES is interested in input from experts from many scientific disciplines, including several directly relevant to ASPB members (eg: agriculture; ecology /species interactions and interrelationships; genetics and ecology of wild species; invasive alien species; plant diversity; and systematics, taxonomy and phylogenetics).  If ASPB members are interested to review and provide comments in their professional capacity, they must register using this link to access the document and instructions on how to submit comments.  All comments are due by no later than July 31, 2020 at noon European Summer Time (6 am Eastern Daylight Time). 

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