[Ipbes-stakeholder] IPBES Values Assessment: Review of the first order draft (until 22 September)

Belgian IPBES Stakeholder Group registration ipbes-stakeholder at bebif.be
Tue Aug 6 11:18:06 CEST 2019


Dear Belgian IPBES Stakeholder, Colleague

We are pleased to announce the start of the *external review* for the first
order drafts of the chapters of the *IPBES methodological assessment
regarding the diverse conceptualisation of multiple values of nature and
its contributions*, including biodiversity and ecosystem functions and
services (i.e. the so-called IPBES values assessment
<https://www.ipbes.net/deliverables/3d-values>).

The period for this first external review of the values assessment runs *from
29 July until 22 September 2019.*

This assessment builds on previous work done by IPBES and other initiatives
in connection to values and valuation of nature and its contributions to
people. The values assessment aspires to provide the most robust knowledge
available to date on the role of values and valuation to understanding the
past, present and possible futures in connection to decision-making,
including policy making. The assessment aims to become a tool to increase
the quality of decision-making related to nature and its contributions to
people and provides an overview of the theories, methods, and current
evidence regarding values and valuation. It seeks to become a key outcome
to improve decision-making across contexts and scales.

One of the most important phases in the IPBES assessment process is the
external review by interested and qualified experts, including scientists,
decision makers, practitioners and other knowledge holders. The
widest-possible participation and most diverse engagement of experts in
this first external review is vital to ensure the scientific quality and
policy relevance of this assessment.

If you would like to *participate as an expert reviewer for one or more
chapters*, please follow these steps:
1) Register as user of the IPBES website (https://www.ipbes.net/user/register)
if you have not already done so;
2) Apply to become an IPBES external reviewer for individual chapters of
the values assessment at https://www.ipbes.net/registration-values-fod
(this will only work when logged in first as IPBES website user);
3) Once registered, you will immediately receive an email providing
confidential access to the draft chapters and will be requested to submit
your comments in English using a template that is available on the same
webpage (you'll also find it attached to this email)

*Template should be sent to the Technical Support Unit
(ipbestsuvalues at iies.unam.mx <ipbestsuvalues at iies.unam.mx>) by 22
September. In addition - we warmly welcome you to also share your comments
with the Belgian IPBES National Focal Point (h.eggermont at biodiversity.be
<h.eggermont at biodiversity.be>) so that we can also consider your valuable
input in our Government Review. Please do so by 15 September, to allow for
internal validation.*

*We also plan to organize a Workshop early September, specifically
dedicated to the review of this assessment. More information will follow
soon.*

Thank you again for your participation and assistance in strengthening the
IPBES assessments through this external review,

Best regards -
Hilde Eggermont
www.biodiversity.be/ipbes
[image: BelgianNFPlogoiPBESLOGOEDS.png]


-- 
*Hilde Eggermont*, PhD
Coordinator of the Belgian Biodiversity Platform
<http://www.biodiversity.be/>
Vice-Chair of the BiodivERsA  <http://www.biodiversa.org/>Partnership
IPBES <http://www.biodiversity.be/ipbes> National Focal Point
IUCN <http://www.biodiversity.be/iucn> National Focal Point, and IUCN
Councillor
Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (OD Nature
<https://www.naturalsciences.be/nl/science/do/98>)
Mobile: (+32) 473-613675; Skype: hildeeggermont; LinkedIn:
<http://goog_1739658171/>www.linkedin.com/in/hildeeggermont
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