2016/023: IPBES calls for comments on thematic assessment of the sustainable use of biodiversity and releases SPM on scenarios and pollinators

The Secretariat of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (UNEP/CMS) would like to draw attention to a call from the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) to take part in the review of the draft scoping report for the thematic assessment of the sustainable use of biodiversity, which was produced at a meeting held in Bonn, Germany from 2-4 August 2016. IPBES invites Governments and other stakeholders to use this template and send their comments to felice.vanderplaat@ipbes.net no later than 2 October 2016.

Furthermore, the CMS Secretariat would like to draw attention to the release of the final versions of the Summaries for Policymakers (SPM) of the IPBES methodological assessment of scenarios and models of biodiversity and ecosystem services and the thematic assessment on pollinators, pollination and food production, which were approved by the IPBES Plenary in Malaysia in February 2016.

The sharing of the SPMs – especially with relevant policymakers in your respective networks and countries – would be highly appreciated.

Last updated on 09 September 2016