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ICSU begins review of IPBES

The Review Panel will be co-chaired by Peter Bridgewater and Marina Rosales.

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Date
13.06.2018
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Following its selection as the Review coordinator in March, ICSU has now begun the process of reviewing the Intergovernmental Panel on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). The review will be led by an independent 10-member panel selected by the IPBES members states.

The review will examine the effectiveness of IPBES as a science-policy interface, in particular, reviewing the implementation of the four functions:

  1. Scientific assessments: reviewing the state of knowledge on biodiversity and ecosystem services. To date, IPBES has released seven assessments: two thematic (Pollinators, Pollination and Food Production in 2016, Land degradation and restoration in 2018), methodological (Scenarios and Modelling in 2016), and regional (Europe and Central Asia, Americas, Africa and Asia Pacific in 2018). A global assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem services will be published in 2019.
  2. Policy support: identifying policy-relevant tools and methodologies, facilitating their use, and catalyzing their further development,
  3. Building Capacity & Knowledge: identifying and addressing the capacity, knowledge and data needs of member States, experts and stakeholders,
  4. Communications & Outreach.

The review will also look at the functioning of the secretariat, the effectiveness of stakeholder engagement and partnerships, and institutional and financial arrangements. The review will capture lessons learnt from the initial work programme of IPBES – created in 2012 – and provide future-oriented recommendations.

The panel will prepare surveys, conduct interviews and organize its work with a view to assembling a draft review report by October 2018.

Members of the External Review Panel
Name
Affiliation

Mr. Sélim Louafi

Senior Research Fellow, Department of Biological Systems, CIRAD, Montpellier, France

Mr. Sélim Louafi

Affiliation

Senior Research Fellow, Department of Biological Systems, CIRAD, Montpellier, France

Mr. Ryo Kohsaka

Professor, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

Mr. Ryo Kohsaka

Affiliation

Professor, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

Mr. Peter Bridgewater (co-chair)

Adjunct Professor, Institute of Applied Ecology and Institute of Governance and Policy Analysis, University of Canberra, Canberra, Australia

Mr. Peter Bridgewater (co-chair)

Affiliation

Adjunct Professor, Institute of Applied Ecology and Institute of Governance and Policy Analysis, University of Canberra, Canberra, Australia

Ms. Marina Rosales Benites (co-chair)

Universidad Nacional Federico Villarreal, Lima, Peru

Ms. Marina Rosales Benites (co-chair)

Affiliation

Universidad Nacional Federico Villarreal, Lima, Peru

Mr. Karen Jenderedijan

Consultant, Yerevan, Armenia

Mr. Karen Jenderedijan

Affiliation

Consultant, Yerevan, Armenia

Ms. Kalpana Lalitkumar Chaudhari

Vice President, Institute for Sustainable Development and Research (ISDR), Mumbai, India

Ms. Kalpana Lalitkumar Chaudhari

Affiliation

Vice President, Institute for Sustainable Development and Research (ISDR), Mumbai, India

Mr. Kalemani Joseph Mulongoy

Co-founder and President, Institute for Enhanced Livelihoods Inc, Montreal, Canada

Mr. Kalemani Joseph Mulongoy

Affiliation

Co-founder and President, Institute for Enhanced Livelihoods Inc, Montreal, Canada

Mr. Douglas Beard

Acting Associate Director, Climate and Land Use Mission Area, United States Geological Survey, Reston, VA, United States of America

Mr. Douglas Beard

Affiliation

Acting Associate Director, Climate and Land Use Mission Area, United States Geological Survey, Reston, VA, United States of America

Mr. Albert S. van Jaarsveld

Vice-Chancelor, University of Kwa-Zulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa

Mr. Albert S. van Jaarsveld

Affiliation

Vice-Chancelor, University of Kwa-Zulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa

Mr. Nicholas King

Independent consultant, Cape Town, South Africa

Mr. Nicholas King

Affiliation

Independent consultant, Cape Town, South Africa

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