11 June 2021
Notification: Review of the study on the use and impact of the IPBES conceptual framework now live
Dear IPBES members, observers and other interested stakeholders,
I am pleased to announce the start of the external review of the draft of the study on the use and impact of the IPBES conceptual framework, which is open from 11 June to 31 July 2021.
Objective 6 (b) of the rolling work programme up to 2030, review of the IPBES conceptual framework, is aimed at ensuring that the use and impact of the IPBES conceptual framework are reviewed to inform the evolution of the rolling work programme. The Plenary, in its decision IPBES 7/1, requested the Multidisciplinary Expert Panel and the Bureau to review the IPBES conceptual framework in line with that objective.
In response to the request, the Multidisciplinary Expert Panel and Bureau have begun a study on the use and impact of the conceptual framework, including two online surveys conducted between 6 April and 29 May 2020, one targeting experts in ongoing and completed IPBES assessments and one targeting national focal points and stakeholders, as well as a literature review. The final study will be presented to the Plenary at IPBES 9 in 2022.
This external review is addressed to Governments and interested and qualified experts, including scientists, decision makers, practitioners and other knowledge holders.
If you would like to participate as an expert reviewer in this external review, please follow these steps:
- Register as a user of the IPBES website (https://ipbes.net/user/register) if you have not already done so;
- Register to review the draft assessment at: https://ipbes.net/registration/review_of_the_conceptual_framework
- Once registered, you will receive an email providing confidential access to the draft of the study. Comments need to be submitted in English using the template available on the same webpage.
I thank you for your continued support to IPBES.
Dr Anne Larigauderie | Executive Secretary
Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)