Introduction to reviewing the IPBES second global assessment | webinar

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Organised by Biodiversa+.

Webinar: Review the second IPBES Global Assessment draft Scoping Report

7 June 2024, 10:00 CEST

The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is conducting its second global assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem services. The draft scoping report, a preliminary document outlining the framework for the full assessment, is undergoing external review from 27 May to 30 June 2024.

The global assessment aims to evaluate evidence related to progress in achieving several of the 23 targets outlined in the Global Biodiversity Framework by 2030. These targets include conserving 30% of land, sea, and inland waters, restoring 30% of degraded ecosystems, and halving the introduction of invasive alien species.

Biodiversa+ is hosting an online webinar on 7 June, 10:00 (CEST), to help experts understand the IPBES scoping process and participate in the review. Our guest speaker will be Prof. Josef Settele, a co-chair of the first Global Assessment and a current MEP (Multidisciplinary Expert Panel) member leading the scoping of the second assessment.

Webinar topics will include:

  • Introduction to IPBES and its assessments.
  • Biodiversa+’s collaboration with IPBES
  • A brief overview of the First Global Assessment and its key learnings
  • Presentation of the second global assessment’s scoping report
  • How to become a reviewer for the draft report

Speakers will include Rainer Sodtke, Biodiversa+ Vice Chair, Satomi Yoshino, IPBES Programme Management Officer, and Josef Settele, co-chair of the first global assessment and IPBES MEP member.

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About Biodiversa+ and IPBES

Biodiversa+ is the European co-funded biodiversity partnership supporting excellent research on biodiversity with an impact for policy and society. It was jointly developed by BiodivERsA and the European Commission (DG Research & Innovation and DG Environment) and was officially launched on 1 October 2021.

Biodiversa+ has been contributing to the four main functions of IPBES (knowledge assessment, policy support, strengthening of knowledge foundations, and capacity building) since its start in 2012.

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Photo by Tom Fisk on Pexels: coral reef in West Papua, Indonesia. Alongside terrestrial and inland water ecosystems, the second global assessment will place major emphasis on marine ecosystems, including the open ocean, coastal areas, tidal zones and seabed, according to the initial scoping report. Find out more by registering as an expert reviewer for the final scoping report.