• 07.08.2019
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Call for nominations of experts to assist with the scoping of a thematic assessment on transformative change

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The rolling work programme of IPBES up to 2030 includes, under its first objective, a thematic assessment of the underlying causes of biodiversity loss and the determinants of transformative change and options for achieving the 2050 Vision for Biodiversity. This assessment is aimed at understanding and identifying factors in human society at both the individual and collective levels, including behavioural, social, cultural, economic, institutional, technical and technological dimensions, that can be leveraged to bring about transformative change for the conservation, restoration and wise use of biodiversity, while taking into account broader social and economic goals in the context of sustainable development. It explores the drivers of and motives behind broad societal changes and transitions to inform the design of relevant policies, communication and engagement campaigns and other actions.

The scoping process will be based on the initial scoping report for this assessment (available here).

Importantly, nominated experts should have expertise in one or more disciplines within natural science, social science or humanities, or in indigenous and local knowledge systems, or be policy experts and practitioners. We strongly encourage nominations of experts with inter- and multi-disciplinary expertise and would like to stress that expertise beyond the natural sciences is essential for this assessment. IPBES is seeking, in particular, experts, practitioners or policy experts with a background and experience in social sciences (e.g. behavioural economics, political ecology, development studies), in socioecological integrative approaches (e.g. global change research), in the humanities (e.g. cultural ecological research), in psychology and behavioral sciences, in biophysical sciences (e.g. conservation biology, ecology, climate science), in applied sciences and technology (e.g. forestry, agro-ecology, conservation agriculture) and environmental management.
All nominated experts (Nominees) need to be available to attend the scoping meeting that is part of the scoping process, tentatively scheduled as follows: 21-24 April 2020.
Please follow this procedure for a nomination by Switzerland: https://naturwissenschaften.ch/organisations/biodiversity/ipbes/nomination
Deadline for nomination of experts is 15 October 2019.

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