IPBES seeking experts to assist with scoping methodological assessment of business and biodiversity

The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is seeking nominations to assist with the scoping of a methodological assessment of business and biodiversity.

This assessment is aimed at categorizing how businesses depend on, and impact, biodiversity and nature’s contributions to people and at identifying criteria and indicators for measuring that dependence and impact, taking into consideration how such metrics can be integrated into other aspects of sustainability. For more detailed information please see the initial scoping report set out in document IPBES/7/6 (appendix II, section IV).

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 25 January 2021. Nominators (Governments or organizations) should approve the applications and submit their nominations by 1 February 2021.

All nominated experts (Nominees) need to be available to attend the scoping meeting that is part of the scoping process, tentatively scheduled for 26-30 April 2021.

Nominees are invited to fill out the application form and attach their curriculum vitae through the dedicated web portal.

For information, the online conference to seek early input into the scoping process of the business and biodiversity assessment has been re-scheduled to 3 and 4 March 2021.