[Ipbes-stakeholder] Review open for draft Methodological assessment on scenario analysis and modelling

Belgian IPBES Stakeholder Group registration ipbes-stakeholder at bebif.be
Fri May 22 18:12:29 CEST 2015

Dear Colleague,

As part of the open, transparent and collaborative process in the
development of IPBES Work Programme reports, we would like to inform you
that the review by governments and experts of the *second-order draft and
first review of the summary for policy makers (SPM)* for the IPBES report
on *Policy support tools and methodologies for scenario analysis and
modelling of biodiversity and ecosystem service (Deliverable 3c)* was *launched
on 15 May and will close on 9 July 2015*.

The assessment considers the role of scenarios and models in projecting and
assessing potential changes in biodiversity and ecosystem services, and
considers the outcomes in terms of economy and social-wellbeing.
Furthermore, scenarios and models can help decision makers to identify
development pathways with undesirable risks and impacts on human
well-being, and to envisage alternative pathways that would attain the goal
of conserving and sustainably using biodiversity. Based on the findings of
the methodological assessment, this deliverable of the IPBES Work Programme
will result in an evolving guide to promote methods for the use of
different types of knowledge and to catalyse the development of databases,
geospatial data and tools and methodologies for scenario analysis and
modelling.  The chapter outline of the Scenario analysis and modelling
assessment is available in Annex I here

The secretariat invites governments and prospective expert reviewers with
relevant knowledge and/or experience to register to review one or more
chapters of the report and/or the SPM. After the publication of the report,
all names of expert reviewers will be published on the website and
acknowledged in the annexes of the report.

Experts should complete* the attached registration form* and send it to the
Technical Support Unit of Deliverable3c:* tsu-ipbes.scenarios at pbl.nl
<tsu-ipbes.scenarios at pbl.nl>*. Registered experts will then receive login
details with which they can download the report. The login details will be
shared within two working days after the beginning of the review on 15 May

It would also be useful if you copy any comments to
*h.eggermont at biodiversity.be
<h.eggermont at biodiversity.be>*, so that we may consider taking your
comments into account in the government response. However, in order for us
to do so, it would be necessary for you to submit them *by 5 July* at the

We remain available would you have further questions on this issue.

Best wishes,
Hilde Eggermont

Dr. Hilde Eggermont <http://www.ecology.ugent.be/limno/HE.php> - OD
Nature, Royal
Belgian Institute for Natural Sciences <http://www.naturalsciences.be>,
Scientific coordinator of the Belgian Biodiversity Platform
<http://www.biodiversity.be/> - -  BiodivERsA <http://www.biodiversa.org/> Vice
Chair - - IPBES <http://www.biodiversity.be/ipbes> National Focal Point BE

http://vimeo.com/114955090 (data publication activities)
http://vimeo.com/114955160 (science-policy activities)
http://vimeo.com/114955193 (our general mission)
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