[Ipbes-stakeholder] IPBES: Call for nominations of experts to assist with the scoping of the Nexus Assessment (biodiversity/water/food/health)

Belgian IPBES Stakeholder Group registration ipbes-stakeholder at bebif.be
Tue Aug 6 13:40:27 CEST 2019

Dear IPBES Stakeholder, colleague

Please see the below opportunity to act as an expert in the *scoping* of
the *IPBES thematic assessment of the interlinkages among biodiversity,
water, food and health* (i.e. the so-called Nexus assessment). More details
are provided in the letter from the IPBES Secretariat, copied below.

Additional information: the application form includes a section titled
“Details of Government/Organisation supporting your nomination”, into which
you must enter the following details for your application to be considered
for support by the Belgian government:

Type of nomination body: Government
Position of contact person: Belgian IPBES National Focal Point
Full name (nominator): Dr Hilde Eggermont
E-mail (nominator): h.eggermont at biodiversity.be
Phone number (nominator): +32-473 613675

*Application deadline is 15 October 2019*. For any queries in preparing
nominations or on the process that will be followed, please contact
h.eggermont at biodiversity.be or visit our IPBES-National Focal Point website

Feel free to circulate this message within your networks,

Best regards,
Hilde Eggermont
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Subject: Call for nominations of experts to assist with the scoping of the
Nexus Assessment
To: Hilde Eggermont <h.eggermont at biodiversity.be>

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5 August 2019

*NOTIFICATION Call for nominations of experts to assist with the scoping of
a thematic assessment of the interlinkages among biodiversity, water, food
and health *

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Dear IPBES members, observers and other interested stakeholders,

The IPBES Plenary, at its seventh session held in Paris from 29 April to 4
May 2019, adopted “the rolling work programme of IPBES up to 2030” (set out
in annex I to decision IPBES-7/1), which includes, under its first
objective, *a thematic assessment of the interlinkages among biodiversity,
water, food and health. *

This assessment will use a nexus approach to examine the strong
interlinkages among the Sustainable Development Goals related to food and
water security, health for all, protecting biodiversity on land and in the
oceans and combating climate change, among others. Interlinkages take
various forms, including synergies, co-benefits and trade-offs.

The challenge is to achieve good health for all with food and water
security, including through the enhanced use of biodiversity, without
adversely impacting biodiversity, water quality or climate and in the
context of global change, including climate change.

Addressing the nature of the interlinkages between biodiversity and other
relevant issues reflected in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
may advance the understanding of biodiversity-related impacts,
dependencies, synergies and trade-offs across the Sustainable Development
Goals and of options for integrated and cross-sectoral approaches to
achieving this Agenda.

*The Multidisciplinary Expert Panel (MEP) invites Governments and other
stakeholders to nominate experts to assist with the scoping of this
assessment. *

The scoping process will be conducted in line with the procedures for IPBES
deliverables set out in decision IPBES-3/3, annex I (available here
and based on the initial scoping report for this assessment set out in
section I of appendix II to document IPBES/7/6 (available here

*Importantly, nominated experts should have expertise in one or more
disciplines within natural science, social science or humanities, or in
indigenous and local knowledge systems, or be policy experts or
practitioners.*  We strongly encourage nominations of experts to reflect
this broad range of expertise and encourage nominations of experts with
inter- and multi-disciplinary expertise.  We would like to stress that
expertise beyond the natural sciences is essential given the fact that this
assessment would identify and assess the full range of multi-sectoral
response options.

IPBES is seeking, in particular, experts, practitioners or policy experts
knowledgeable on interlinkages between: biodiversity and agriculture/food,
aquaculture, animal production and nutrition; biodiversity and human
physical and mental health and infectious diseases; biodiversity and water
quality; biodiversity and climate mitigation and adaptation; and experts
knowledgeable on multiple interactions among these issues.

*All nominated experts (Nominees) need to be available to attend the
scoping meeting that is part of the scoping process, *tentatively scheduled
for 24-27 March 2020.

All Governments and relevant organizations or institutions are encouraged
to submit nominations. Organizations or institutions wishing to nominate
are not required to have the status of an observer to the Plenary of IPBES
to make a nomination. Please help us to disseminate this call for
nominations of experts widely.
Please follow this procedure for nomination:

   - Nominees are invited to fill out the application form and attach their
   curriculum vitae, through the dedicated web portal at
   . (To access this page, you will need to log in with your IPBES web site
   login credentials or Nominees not yet registered on the IPBES web site will
   need to do so by clicking on "Create new account".) *Please note that
   the nomination form is in English only and applications should be submitted
   in English, as the assessment process will be conducted in English.*
   - The nominating Government or organization (Nominator) indicated by the
   Nominee will receive an email with a link to the nomination form and will
   be invited to approve and submit the nominations in the web portal.
   - Nominators and Nominees will receive a confirmation via email once the
   nomination has been duly submitted.

Interested experts wishing to be nominated by a Government are encouraged
to contact their IPBES National Focal Point (
regarding any country-specific processes or deadlines and are requested to
fill out their application form by *15 October 2019*.

Nominators (Governments or organizations) should approve the applications
and submit their nominations by *29 October 2019*. Early nominations ahead
of the deadline are encouraged.

Please note also the parallel call for nominations of experts to assist
with the* scoping of a thematic assessment of transformative change*,
available here

I thank you in advance for your nominations and for your continued support

Yours sincerely,

*Dr Anne Larigauderie*
Executive Secretary
Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem
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Coordinator of the Belgian Biodiversity Platform
Vice-Chair of the BiodivERsA  <http://www.biodiversa.org/>Partnership
IPBES <http://www.biodiversity.be/ipbes> National Focal Point
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