There are multiple ways to engage your community in IPBES. Currently, we are invited to a special, themed version of engagement: IPBES is seeking relevant organizations to conduct workshops to catalyse further work on scenarios and models, including on testing the Nature Futures Framework.
Call for relevant organizations to conduct workshops to catalyse further work on scenarios and models, including on testing the Nature Futures Framework
The task force on scenarios and models of biodiversity and ecosystem services is moving ahead with objective 4 (b) of the IPBES rolling work programme up to 2030, which focuses on "Advanced work on scenarios and models." Their progress involves improving the core of the “Nature Futures Framework, a flexible tool to support the development of scenarios and models of desirable futures for people, nature and Mother Earth”, and its methodological guidance. You can find it here.
Encouraging Exploration of the Nature Futures Framework
In decision IPBES-9/1, the Plenary invited the scientific community and other relevant actors, in particular Indigenous peoples and local communities, to discuss the opportunities and limits of, as well as test, as appropriate, the Nature Futures Framework. There is currently a growing community of practice on scenarios and models discussing and testing the Nature Futures Framework, as can be recognised through the growing body of literature on the Nature Futures Framework compiled here.
Inviting Organizations to Contribute
As part of its current workplan approved by the Plenary at IPBES 10, the task force on scenarios and models will undertake a number of activities to promote dialogue between IPBES and the communities of practice on scenarios and models. This includes mobilizing existing communities on scenarios and models and on other futures studies, to facilitate the development of scenarios and models relevant to the work of IPBES and thereby also support the work of biodiversity-related multilateral environmental agreements.
In this context, the task force on scenarios and models herewith invites relevant organizations to conduct, as part of their own work, workshops to catalyse further work on scenarios and models, including on testing and applying the Nature Futures Framework. Organizations are invited to notify the secretariat at [email protected] of any workshops being held. The task force stands ready to provide guidance and information on the work of IPBES with regard to scenarios and models, including the Nature Futures Framework, at such workshops.
Promoting Dialogue and Collaboration
IPBES is making big steps to protect biodiversity and our environment. By getting everyone involved and working together, we can create a healthier, more sustainable world for people, nature, and our planet. Together, with the help of organizations and stakeholders, we can build a brighter future for everyone. There is a wide range of possibilities for stakeholders to engage in IPBES and engage their community. Click here for more information.
Photograph by Geranimo on Unsplash: squirrel in Gällivare, Sweden. In parts of Europe, the red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) is threatened by an invasive alien species, the Eastern grey squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis). Fortunately, red squirrels in Scandinavia are currently safe from this competitor. To learn more about invasive alien species, see the latest IPBES assessment.