2019/019: IPBES - Updates and Notifications

The Secretariat of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (UNEP/CMS) would like to inform you that the new IPBES rolling work programme up to 2030 was approved by the seventh session of the Plenary of IPBES (29 April – 4 May 2019 Paris, France) and it includes four new deliverables, as follows:

(a)   A thematic assessment of the interlinkages among biodiversity, water, food and health;

(b)   A technical paper on the interlinkages between biodiversity and climate change;

(c)   A thematic assessment on the underlying causes of biodiversity loss and the determinants of transformative change and options for achieving the 2050 Vision for Biodiversity

(d)   A methodological assessment on the impact and dependence of business on biodiversity and nature’s contributions to people.

In the context of the new deliverables, the CMS Secretariat would like to draw attention to the following IPBES calls:

-       EM/2019/14 nominations of experts to assist with the scoping of a thematic assessment of the interlinkages among biodiversity, water food and health– deadline15 October 2019;

-       EM/2019/15 nominations of experts to assist with the scoping of a thematic assessment of the underlying causes of biodiversity loss and the determinants of transformative change – deadline 15 October 2019

In addition, the CMS Secretariat highlights the following IPBES notifications:

-       EM/2019/16 First external review now open for the IPBES sustainable use assessment– deadline 20 October 2019;

-       EM/2019/17 Opportunity to provide early input to the scoping process of the IPBES nexus and transformative change assessmentsthat schedules online conferences as follows:

• input for the scoping process for the nexus assessment30 Sep - 2 Oct. 2019

• input for the scoping process for the transformative change assessment9 - 11 Oct. 2019

Further details of these calls can be found on the IPBES website.

Considering the relevance of the work of IPBES to the Convention, the Secretariat would like to encourage CMS Parties, partner organizations and experts to engage in these processes.

For further information, please contact Mr. Marco Barbieri: [email protected]

Last updated on 25 September 2019