The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has announced that the draft scoping report for the nexus assessment (thematic assessment of the interlinkages among biodiversity, water, food and health in the context of climate change) is open for external review until 31 July 2020.
The aim of this review is to increase the policy relevance of this scoping report by engaging Governments and stakeholders early in the process of defining the policy questions that this assessment will address. Interested reviewers must register here in order to access the document and instructions on how to submit comments.
In order to assist IPBES national focal points with the submission of their review comments, a virtual meeting for national focal points will be held from 6 to 10 July 2020 in the context of the capacity-building work of IPBES. At that meeting, scoping experts will present the draft scoping reports for both assessments, and participants will have the opportunity to interact with them. Information on how to submit comments will be discussed and shared among participants.