Two online conferences will be held as part of the scoping processes for the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) thematic assessment of the interlinkages among biodiversity, water, food and health (referred to as the “nexus assessment”); and the thematic assessment of the underlying causes of biodiversity loss, determinants of transformative change and options for achieving the 2050 vision for biodiversity (referred to “transformative change assessment”).
These online conferences are intended to give governments and other stakeholders an opportunity to provide early input to the scoping process in order to increase the policy-relevance of the scoping reports.
Each online conference will be held over three days and give an opportunity for participants to provide input regarding specific themes related to the respective assessment. More information on the online conferences will be made available shortly on the IPBES website. The tentative dates are:
- 30 September – 2 October 2019: Online conference to seek input for the scoping process for the nexus assessment
- 9 – 11 October 2019: Online conference to seek input for the scoping process for the transformative change assessment
Participation in these online conferences will require participants to be registered users on the IPBES website.
The information collected during the online conferences will be provided to the groups of experts assisting with the scoping of the two assessments. In this context, please note that the calls for nominations for experts are open until 15 October 2019.